April 13 - 30, 2019

Alma Duncan Salon (Level 3), Ottawa Art Gallery
Entrance: 10 Daly Ave. or 50 Mackenzie King Bridge


The Canadian Film Institute created the Latin American Film Festival in 1997. Our goal is to increase the awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the richly creative and diverse cinemas of Latin America in Canada’s capital. Over the first 22 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 307 Ottawa premieres of Latin American films, 26 visiting filmmakers, and have attracted close to 65,000 spectators.



$14 : General Admission
- Adults
$10 : Discount Admission
- CFI Members, OAG Members, Seniors 65+, Students, Children under 12 (Valid membership card, proof of age, or valid student ID will be required)
FREE : CFI Ambassador Members

Advance- Online:
See each film’s page for its ticket link.
Advance- In Person: Box Office (one hour to one half hour before each screening) or CFI Office 10am-4pm weekdays beginning April 8 (2 Daly Ave. Suite 120)
Advance tickets guarantee you a seat up to 15 minutes before the posted screening time.
Box Office: Open one half hour before each screening.

We can accept cash, credit cards, debit, and Apple Pay at our box office. All prices include HST. See Box Office page for ticket and membership information.

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

For our 23rd edition, we are once again excited to be in our new home, the Alma Duncan Salon of the Ottawa Art Gallery. We are also pleased to welcome several guest artists to this year’s Festival!

The 2019 Program

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Thank you to our LAFF sponsors: