Welcome to LACLA’s online portal to Latin-American cinema!
filmmakers and media
A closer look at the Latino/a film industry, including old and new generations of Spanish-language directors, writers, actors, etc.
* Cinema in Latin America (University of Texas Latin American Network Information Center): film-related country resources, grouped by country in alphabetical order. Also: listings of educational and distribution resources, film festivals, international & regional resources. Also accessible in Spanish and Portuguese. Well worth a visit.
* LatinoLA, Southern California’s Latino Arts portal.
* Latin Heat, the Latino Entertainment Industry Publication.
* Latino Review, Los Angeles- and New York-based web site featuring reviews of the latest American movies to the English speaking Latin-American audience. Reviewers are young Latinos (Puerto Rico, Mexico, Columbia) based in Los Angeles and New York, offering a fresh perspective of movies from the nation’s fastest growing markets.
* NALIP (National Association of Latino Independent Producers), membership organization dedicated to the advancement, development, and funding of Latino and Latina film and media arts in all genres.
* NHMC (National Hispanic Media Coalition), dedicated to improving the image of Hispanic-Americans as portrayed by the media and increasing the number of Hispanic-Americans employed in all facets of the media industry. A great example of nationwide media policy activism.
* Premiere Weekend Club, a Los Angeles-based advocacy group which promotes increased audience participation during Latino movies’ opening weekends. The group is supported by notable Latino entertainment professionals devoted to fighting under-representation and negative portrayals of Latinos in the film industry.
* ALMA Awards, American Latino Media Awards for positive portrayals of Latino people & culture.
* Cinemaluna, organization promoting alternative and independent Chicano cinema.
* El Amante, Argentinian online journal (in Spanish).
* Miradas, quarterly digital magazine from the prestigious International School of Film & Television San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. Offers a wide range of rare interviews with Latin American filmmakers, essays by well-known international film theorists, and dossiers on specific subjects such as experimental cinema, new Latin American cinema, underground Cuban cinema, etc. (in Spanish).
Spanish-language instruction in colleges, universities, and film schools across the U.S. and Canada.
bibliographies and filmographies
A selected bibliography of Latin-American and Spanish-language cinema (by genre, country, and director)
* Chicanos/Latinos in the Movies: a bibliography of materials in the UC Berkeley library.
* Film in Latin America: A Selective Bibliography, 1999 (compiled by Marianne Siegmund, Brigham Young University; SALALM Latin American Information Series, no. 7, edited by Laura D. Shedenhelm, University of Georgia Libraries).
* Resources for Locating and Evaluating Latin American Videos: compiled by Cornell Library audio-visual media reference staff.
* A Selective Guide to Latino/a Videos: reliable & comprehensive bibliography. Interesting analysis of the meaning of culturalism. Solid bibliography. Links may be partially outdated.
* The Bronze Screen (documentary, 2002): feature-length documentary examining 100 years of the Latino image in Hollywood, from the earliest days of stereotypes and distortions to the present day.
film & video distributors and rentals
On- and offline film & video distributors of Spanish-language films – video stores specialized in foreign-language and Latin-American cinema
* The Latin American Video Archive, (LAVA) the place to locate and purchase Latin American & U.S. Latino-made film and video (a project of the International Media Resource Exchange).
* SubCine, artist-run and artist-owned collective of Latino issue film and video makers. Great source for Independent Latino Film and Video.
* Resources for Fans of Mexican Film and Music (independent site maintained by Rita Wilson).
* Agrasanchez Film Archives: Mexican films, posters, books, and memorabilia.
* Laguna Films, online video & dvd store (in Spanish).
* The Mexican Film Resource Page (independent site maintained by David Wilt).
* Sources for Mexican Film Posters and Videos (independent site maintained by David Wilt).
Find out when and where Spanish-language films are showcased
* Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (http://www.latinofilm.org/)
* San Diego Latino Film Festival (http://www.sdlatinofilm.com/)
* Latino Film Festival of the San Francisco Bay Area (http://www.latinofilmfestival.org/)
* Cine Las Americas, Austin, TX (http://www.cinelasamericas.org/)
* Tulipanes Latino Art & Film Festival, Holland, MI (http://www.tulipanes.org/)
* Chicago Latino Film Festival (http://www.latinoculturalcenter.org/)
* LaCinemaFe Film Festival of New York (http://www.lacinemafe.org/)
* New York International Latino Film Festival (http://www.nylatinofilm.com/)