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20th Latin American Film Festival
April 27, 2016 until May 14, 2016

LAFF 2016 Sponsors
MEMBERSHIP

Annual Membership
$15.00 or 2 for $25.00 (includes HST)

Ambassador Membership
$250.00 (includes HST)

Click here for more information about Membership.
Created in 1997, the goal of the Latin American Film Festival has always been to increase the awareness, appreciation, and understanding of Latin American cinema in Canada's capital. Over the first 19 years of programming and organizing this public festival, in collaboration with our generous partners at the GULA (the group of Latin American embassies accredted by the Government of Canada), we have presented 243 Ottawa premieres of Latin American films, welcomed over 20 visiting filmmakers, and attracted close to 60,000 spectators.

The Latin American Film Festival is now one Ottawa's most eagerly anticipated annual cultural events. This is due to the energy of the Latin American embassies and staff, 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. The event features only contemporary Ottawa premieres, gleaned from the screens of such festivals as Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, and Chicago to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures of Latin America.

Additional Programming
Our special sidebar program South ⟷ North: Cinema Across Borders returns with three amazing, important films exploring the relationships and cultural and filmmaking exchanges between Canada, the U.S.A., and Latin America, as well as a free discussion panel hosted by Carleton University's Latin American and Caribbean Studies. South ⟷ North takes place every Saturday during the festival. Plus, if you missed the international hit film EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT (Colombia, 2015) at the ByTowne, then our special screening on May 4th may be your last chance to see this breath-taking Oscar-nominated film on the big screen.

VENUE
River Building Theatre, Carleton University
3rd Floor (Theatre), 2nd Floor (Box Office)

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 on campus

Parking
Monday - Friday: $5.00 at  Parking Garage P-9  (cash only)
$8.00 at other lots, or with credit card
Saturday - Sunday: $4.00 at all pay-and-display lots on campus


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.

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

Non-members: $13.00

Carleton Students and Staff: FREE!
  Festival Passes:
5-Film Passport: $40.00
CFI Members only. You must present
your Membership card at the door.


Full Festival Pass: $150.00
No membership required.
Admit one per film.
 

Credit card required, and administrative fee of 99¢ applies to online purchases. Pass and ticket holders must arrive 15 minutes before start time to be guaranteed a seat.


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 and credit card accepted. Seating is limited, so please arrive early.

Program:
Fernando Molnar  •  Argentina  •  2014  •  76 min
Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 7:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
Jean-Daniel Lafond  •  Haiti, Canada  •  2016  •  52 min
Thursday, April 28, 2016, 7:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE! • English sub-titles
 
Manolo Caro  •  Mexico  •  2014  •  101 min
Friday, April 29, 2016, 7:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
SOUTH ⟷ NORTH: CINEMA ACROSS BORDERS
Diego Quemada-Díez  •  Mexico, Spain  •  2013  •  108 min
Saturday, April 30, 2016, 2:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
SOUTH ⟷ NORTH: CINEMA ACROSS BORDERS
Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Carleton  •  45 min
Saturday, April 30, 2016, 4:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
 
Cris D'Amato  •  Brazil  •  2015  •  100 min
Saturday, April 30, 2016, 7:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
Luis R. Vera  •  Paraguay  •  2015  •  93 min
Sunday, May 1, 2016, 4:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
Mercedes Arias, Delfina Vidal  •  Panama  •  2015  •  72 min
Monday, May 2, 2016, 7:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
Arturo Menendez  •  El Salvador  •  2015  •  70 min
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 7:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
Ciro Guerra  •  Colombia  •  2015  •  125 min
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6:30 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
SPECIAL SCREENING! • English sub-titles
 
Roberto Flores Prieto  •  Colombia  •  2013  •  106 min
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 8:45 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
Abraham Espinosa  •  Honduras  •  2015  •  110 min
Thursday, May 5, 2016, 7:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
Miguel Ferrari  •  Venezuela  •  2013  •  114 min
Friday, May 6, 2016, 7:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
SOUTH ⟷ NORTH: CINEMA ACROSS BORDERS
Eugene Corr  •  Cuba, United States  •  2015  •  86 min
Saturday, May 7, 2016, 2:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
Julia Vargas  •  Bolivia  •  2015  •  107 min
Saturday, May 7, 2016, 4:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
Rigoberto López  •  Cuba  •  2015  •  115 min
Saturday, May 7, 2016, 7:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
Miguel Alejandro Gomez  •  Costa Rica  •  2014  •  101 min
Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 7:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
Tito Rodríguez  •  Dominican Republic  •  2015  •  96 min
Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 7:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
Ana Guevara Pose, Leticia Jorge Romero  •  Uruguay  •  2013  •  102 min
Thursday, May 12, 2016, 7:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
Jayro Bustamante  •  Guatemala  •  2015  •  91 min
Friday, May 13, 2016, 7:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
SOUTH ⟷ NORTH: CINEMA ACROSS BORDERS
Patricio Guzmán  •  Chile, France, Spain  •  2015  •  82 min
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 2:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
Lisandra Rivera, Manolo Sarmiento  •  Ecuador  •  2013  •  125 min
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 4:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles
 
Salvador del Solar  •  Peru  •  2015  •  109 min
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 7:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English sub-titles