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claiff17-poster-320wThe 17th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF17) took place on April 22 to 27, 2014 in Austin, Texas. With 2,200 audience members in attendance, the festival screened a total of 63 feature films and 81 short films, representing over 30 countries including Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay, UK, USA, and Venezuela.

Opening night took place at the Marchesa Hall & Theatre with a successful screening of the Mexican film TERCERA LLAMADA (LAST CALL) directed by Francisco Franco and a special presentation by actress Rebecca Jones.

The festival closed with the Venezuelan drama PELO MALO (BAD HAIR), which screened to an enthusiastic audience. The winners of the competitive sections of the festival were announced at the closing night screening, celebrating a full year of collaboration between local, national and international sponsors, government agencies, supporting individuals, the great Austin community, filmmakers and distributors from around the world, and a dedicated festival staff that included over 40 volunteers.


 

We invite you to take a closer look at CLAIFF17 through the following pages, photos, and videos!

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CLAIFF17 Facts and Figures

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CLAIFF17 Guests

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Opening Night
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Closing Night
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Hecho en Tejas
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Jury and Audience Awards

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Full Festival Program 

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CLAIFF17 Sponsors

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Festival Venues

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Jury Members

 

16th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

April 16-21, 2013

 

The 16th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF16) took place on April 16 to 21, 2013 in Austin, Texas. With 2,100 audience members in attendance, the festival screened a total of 52 feature films and 68 short films, representing 30 countries including Argentina, Aruba, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Macao, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Spain, Switzerland, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela.

 

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Read more: 2013 Film Festival Summary

 

 

15th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

April 24-29, 2012

 

The 15th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival took place on April 24 to 29, 2012 in Austin, Texas. With 2,000 audience members in attendance, the festival screened a total of 51 feature films and 50 short films, representing 24 countries including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay, UK, USA, and Venezuela.

 

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Photo galleries:

2012 Festival Awards

2012 Full Festival Program

 

2012 Festival Sponsors

2012 Festival Jury

 

 

Read more: 2012 Film Festival Summary

 

14th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

April 21-28, 2011

 

The 14th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival took place from April 21 to 28, 2011 in Austin, Texas. With 2,700 audience members in attendance, the festival screened a total of 66 feature films and 64 short films, representing 26 countries including Argentina, Aruba, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay, USA, and Venezuela.

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2011 Festival Awards

2011 Festival Sponsors

2011 Master Classes

 

Read more: 2011 Film Festival Summary

 

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Cine Las Americas 2010 Poster

April 20 - 28, 2010

 

Awards

Jury Members

Films by Program Section

Films by Country

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About the Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

 

Cine Las Americas’ headline event, the Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, is a one week long annual event that traditionally takes place during the month of April, showcasing new films from Latin America (North, Central, South America, and the Caribbean) and the Iberian Peninsula. Films made by or about Latinos in the U.S. or the rest of the world, and films by or about indigenous groups of the Americas are also invited to participate.

Founded in 1998, Cine Las Americas is the only Latino and indigenous film festival in Austin, Texas. Every year, Cine Las Americas invites filmmakers, producers and distributors to bring their work to Austin and participate in this important international event. All the films screened at the festival are subtitled in English. A close connection between the public and festival guests makes the Cine Las Americas International Film Festival a unique environment in which to nurture cultural exchange, promote artistic excellence, and have lots of fun enjoying the best Latino and indigenous films.

The festival program offers a wide variety of entertainment, cultural, and educational choices for diverse audiences, from the latest narrative films made by breakthrough directors, established studio releases, challenging documentaries, short films, entertaining animation series, and the always surprising youth films, honoring the culture and identity of the fastest growing population segment in the state of Texas and the United States, while focusing on building a nationally and internationally recognized film program that highlights artistic excellence in filmmaking, as well as diverse and typically underrepresented cultural perspectives.