LACLA holds four annual programs to showcase and promote the incredible oeuvre of Latin American cinema, from popular genre films to political documentaries. We hope to see you at our next event!
Student film festival
As a means of encouraging and acknowledging young artists, our festival features short films by students from various middle and high schools and media programs of the greater Los Angeles area: from the Valley to South L.A.; and from East L.A. to Venice. Click here for submission info.
Last remaining seats
Each year LACLA collaborates with the Los Angeles Conservancy to bring a classic Latin American film to the Last Remaining Seats series.
Cine Sin Fronteras (Cinema without borders)
Join us for the highlights from the Morelia International Film Festival at the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles.
Watch a Latin American cult classic at the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles
The concept of Nepantla refers to the experience of living in-between two or more cultures. Nepantla originated in the sixteenth century from Nahuatl, an Uto-Aztecan language, to describe the “in-between-ness” Mexicas (Aztecs) felt under Spanish colonization. The concept was further developed by Chicana theorists, most notably Gloria Anzaldúa who described Nepantla as a site of transformation where multiple and different perspectives come into contact. According to Anzaldúa, it is through the exchange of ideas, tenets, and identities that actual change in the world has the potential to occur. Building from this concept, Cine Nepantla aims to create a space in which meaningful dialogue among audiences of different socio-economic backgrounds, races, ethnicities, ages, abilities, genders, sexualities, nationalities, and religions can take place and effect change.