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19th Latin American Film Festival
April 25, 2015 until May 9, 2015

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Official Trailer
 
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Official Festival Sponsors
GRULA OttawaCarleton UniversityCUSA International Students' CentreMambo Nuevo LatinoNovotel OttawaShopifySnap Up Tickets by D.E. Systems
Sherritt InternationalNational Bank of Canada
TC & Co. Event DesignJolene Hung - CIBC Wood GundyAllegra Ottawa - DowntownDiffusArt Media & EventsCanada Council for the ArtsOntario Arts CouncilViva Urbain
 
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The CFI's parallel program featuring films and special guest producers from Puerto Rico, Canada, and the USA, discussing topics of cross-border relationships, cultures, language, and art.
The Canadian Film Institute created the Latin American Film Festival in 1997. Our goal was and still is to increase the awareness, appreciation, and understanding of Latin American cinema in Canada’s capital. Over the first 18 years of programming and organizing this public festival, in collaboration with our generous partners at the GRULA (the group of Latin American embassies accredited by the Government of Canada), we have presented 225 Ottawa premieres of Latin American films, 17 visiting filmmakers, and attracted close to 52,000 spectators.

The Latin American Film Festival has grown over its 18 editions into one of Ottawa’s most eagerly anticipated annual cultural events. This is due to the energy and support of the Latin American embassies and their many staff members and ambassadors over the years, our festival sponsors, our volunteers, and you, the generous public who come to the screenings to explore the incredible richness, diversity, and artistry of Latin American cinema.

Additional Programming
This year, the Canadian Film Institute has added some special events and screenings, including the return of our South ↔ North: Cinema Across Borders series that explores the relationships and cultural and filmmaking exchanges between Canada, the U.S.A., and Latin America. (Click here for more information about South ↔ North.) We also have a screening of the classic 1949 Mexican comedy, The Great Madcap, directed by film legend, Luis Buñuel.


VENUE
For the 19th edition, we are thrilled to be in partnership with Carleton University in presenting this year’s festival in the beautiful River Building Theatre.

River Building Theatre
3rd Floor (Theatre), 2nd Floor (Box Office)
43 Campus Ave., Carleton University

How to get there:
Walk to campus from Hog's Back or Old Ottawa South (20 min)
Bike along the Rideau Canal and park in front
Take the OTrain from the Transitway
Ride OCTranso on the #4 or #7
Drive and park inside or near the building



TICKETS AND PASSES
Skip the line-up and purchase your tickets and passes in advance! With a ticket or pass in hand, you can proceed directly to the theatre.
Visit a film page below to buy online,
or call 613-232-6727
(weekdays 9am - 5pm)

Credit card required. Additional fees may apply. Pass and ticket holders must arrive 15 minutes before start time to be guaranteed a seat.


Individual Tickets:
CFI Members, seniors (65+), students: $9.00
Requires valid ID.

Non-members: $13.00
  Festival Passes:
5-Film Passport: $40.00
CFI Members only.
Also v
alid for South ↔︎ North events.

Full Festival Pass: $150.00
No membership req'd. Admit one per film.
Also valid for South ↔︎ North events.
 
or click on a film below to buy individual tickets!

Click here for more information about memberships. Memberships and passes purchased online must be picked up from the Guest Services table.

Rush Tickets:
Rush tickets are available at the door, starting 30 minutes before show time. Cash only. Seating is limited, so please arrive early.

Program:
Abner Benaim, Carolina Borrero, Luis Franco Brantley, Pinky Mon, Pituka Ortega-Heilbron  •  Panama  •  2014  •  106 min
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 7:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
Gonzalo Benevente Secco  •  Peru  •  2013  •  98 min
Sunday, April 26, 2015, 4:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
Joseph Hillel  •  Haiti  •  2013  •  81 min
Monday, April 27, 2015, 7:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
In French, with English sub-titles
 
César Rodríguez  •  Dominican Republic  •  2014  •  95 min
Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 7:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
Sergio Sibrián  •  El Salvador  •  2013  •  46 min
Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
Presented with Abrazos (Guatemala) • English sub-titles
 
Luis Argueta  •  Guatemala  •  2014  •  44 min
Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 8:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
Presented with The Tiger and the Deer (El Salvador) • English sub-titles
 
Gabriel Nesci  •  Argentina  •  2013  •  119 min
Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
Marylin Solaya  •  Cuba  •  2014  •  104 min
Friday, May 1, 2015, 7:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
Special programming, films, and guests presented by the Canadian Film Institute!
Saturday, May 2, 2015, starting at 2:00 pm • River Building Theatre, Carleton University
 
Gary Alazraki  •  Mexico  •  2013  •  108 min
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 7:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
Special programming, films, and guests presented by the Canadian Film Institute!
Sunday, May 3, 2015, starting at 1:00 pm • River Building Theatre, Carleton University
 
Herib Godoy  •  Paraguay  •  2014  •  72 min
Sunday, May 3, 2015, 4:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
Tito Jara  •  Ecuador  •  2011  •  76 min
Sunday, May 3, 2015, 7:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
Hernán Jimenez  •  Costa Rica  •  2012  •  102 min
Monday, May 4, 2015, 7:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
Carlos Fung  •  Venezuela  •  2013  •  129 min
Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 7:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
Andrés Burgos  •  Colombia  •  2013  •  74 min
Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
Álvaro Brechner  •  Uruguay  •  2014  •  98 min
Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
Breno Silveira  •  Brazil  •  2013  •  102 min
Friday, May 8, 2015, 7:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
Juan Carlos Valdivia  •  Bolivia  •  2014  •  105 min
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 4:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
Álvaro Viguera  •  Chile  •  2012  •  85 min
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 7:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
Luis Buñuel  •  Mexico  •  1949  •  92 min
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 9:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles