Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) Announces 2011 Lineup

16/07/2011 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment


The 15th Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) announces its official selection of 76 films, including 42 feature films (29 narrative and 13 documentaries) and 34 short films from 14 different countries. LALIFF will return to the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood from Sunday, July 17 through Monday, July 25. The nine-day event will highlight the best recent films from Latino talent; from the well-established in Hollywood to the up-and-coming.

Several films by NALIP members and mentors will be screening this year at LALIFF:

Feature Length Narrative Films:

AMÉRICA… ELLA SE ATREVIO (AMERICA SHE DARED), Sonia Fritz (LPA 2007, LWL 2008, Estela finalist), 90min. PUERTO RICO 

GUN HILL ROAD, Rashaad Ernesto Green (Estela finalist), 88min. USA 

WITHOUT MEN, Gabriela Tagliavini, 83min. USA 

Feature Length

Documentary Films:

EL VELADOR (THE NIGHT WATCHMAN), Natalia Almada (LPA 2003, Estela winner), 52min. (LPB Showcase) MEXICO/USA – L.A. PREMIERE

GRANITO: HOW TO NAIL A DICTATOR, Pamela Yates, produced by Paco de Onis (NALIP conference mentor), 90min. (LPB Showcase) USA – L.A. PREMIERE

HARLISTAS: AN AMERICAN JOURNEY, Alfredo de Villa (LPA mentor), 91min. USA – WEST COAST PREMIERE

HAVANA SURF, Rodrigo Diaz McVeigh, 54min. CUBA/SPAIN L.A. PREMIERE

PARAÍSO FOR SALE (PARAISO EN VENTA), Anayansi Prado (LPA 2003), 75min. (LPB Showcase) PANAMA/USA

PRECIOUS KNOWLEDGE, Ari Luis Palos (DYD mentor) and Eren Isabel McGinnis (LPA 2003, DYD mentor), 90min. (LPB Showcase) USA



Short Films:


A MAN MADE EARLY, Cruz Angeles (Estela winner), 15min. 32sec. United States – West Coast Premiere

BEYOND THE ROPES, Johnny Kirk, 17min. United States L.A. Premiere 

BETTER, John Cantu, 42min. United States – L.A. Premiere

DESPERTAR (AWAKEN), Cristina Kotz Cornejo (LWL 2004), 14min. Mexico – World Premiere

NOCHE SIN LUNA (MOONLESS NIGHT), Bethynia Cárdenas Íñiguez, 13min. Mexico – L.A. Premiere

Click here to download a full list of films selected for the 2011 Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival. Keep an eye on the LALIFF website for screening dates and times. 

Admission tickets to regular screenings are available on pre-sale online at $12 with a $2 discount to LALIFF members. Metro riders could purchase general admission tickets with a $1 discount at the festival’s box office. For more information, purchase advance tickets and to see the list of films and countries represented, please go to www.latinofilm.org

Source: LALIFF

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