All special presentations

DESIERTO *Vancouver Premiere. February 28.

By | February 9th, 2017|Categories: Past Special Presentations|

DESIERTO Mexico/France, 2015 | 88 mins. English and Spanish with English subtitles Director: Jonás Cuarón Rated R warning: Scenes of graphic violence. Tuesday, February 28 7PM (Rush Only) & 9PM The Cinematheque 1131 Howe St (btw Helmcken and Davie St) Tickets still available for the 9pm screening! $12/$10 - Advance $13/$11 - At the door From Jonás Cuarón [...]

VLAFF Annual General Meeting

By | January 26th, 2017|Categories: Past Special Presentations|

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9 at 7:30 PM VLAFF Office Suite 420 - 111 Hastings Street West (btw Cambie & Abbott) Join us as we wrap up our 2016 year of activities! The Vancouver Latin American Film Festival will hold its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, February 9 at 7:30pm. Everyone is invited to attend the meeting and [...]


By | September 8th, 2016|Categories: Past Special Presentations|

BEST SHORT FILM ATOTÔ Dir: Bruno Laet Brazil ''For its compelling poetic visual language combined with a subtle but present social political engagement and a clear awareness of Brazil's cinematic history. '' HONOURABLE MENTION DAY OF ASHES /  Día de la ceniza Director: Daniel Romero Ecuador ''Due to its complex and fresh portrayal of a young boy's [...]


By | August 13th, 2016|Categories: Past Special Presentations|

¡Activismo! is our new film series that directly addresses historical issues, social movements and political ideas from Latin America. ¡ACTIVISMO! Time Suspended (El tiempo suspendido)  Dir: Natalia Bruschtein Mexico/Argentina Pepe Mujica: Lessons from the Flowerbed Dir: Heidi Specogna Uruguay/Germany A Day in Ayotzinapa 43 (Un día en Ayotzinapa 43) Dir: Rafael Rangel Mexico The Hyperwomen (As hiper mulheres) [...]


By | August 10th, 2016|Categories: Past Special Presentations|

International Hits is a section that highlights some of the most awarded films from Latin America in 2015-2016. Embrace of the Serpent (El abrazo de la serpiente)  Dir: Ciro Guerra Colombia El Club Dir: Pablo Larraín Chile Desierto Dir: Jonás Cuarón Mexico The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar) Dir: Patricio Guzmán Chile Liveforever (¡Qué viva [...]


By | August 8th, 2016|Categories: Past Special Presentations|

BRAZIL: GUEST COUNTRY AT VLAFF 2016 This is the first time that VLAFF will be hosting Brazil as the guest country. The selection of Brazilian films includes a retrospective on the work of acclaimed director and screenwriter Anna Muylaert and a special section of Indigenous films from the Videos nas aldeias (Video in the Villages) project. [...]


By | July 21st, 2016|Categories: Past Special Presentations|

RETROSPECTIVE: ANNA MUYLAERT The Vancouver Latin American Film Festival is thrilled to present a retrospective on the work of Anna Muylaert, one of Brazil’s most acclaimed film directors. Throughout the years, the irresistible appeal of Anna Muylaert’s films has bridged the general moviegoing audience and the film festival circuit. Her films have been selected in the [...]

THE SECOND MOTHER / Special Presentation / August 9th

By | July 19th, 2016|Categories: Past Special Presentations|

THE SECOND MOTHER Que horas ela volta? Brazil, 2015 Portuguese with English subtitles/ 112 min Tuesday, August 9th 7:00 pm The Cinematheque (1131 Howe St) TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT: WannaWatchIt. Director/Writer: Anna Muylaert Producers: Fabiano Gullane, Caio Gullane, Debora Ivanov, Anna Muylaert Cinematographer: Bárbara Alvarez Editor: Karen Harley Music: Fabio Trummer, Vitor Araújo Principal cast: Regina [...]


By | July 15th, 2016|Categories: Past Special Presentations|

During the entire year, VLAFF programmers view films that either were submitted to our festival or that we see in other film festivals. VLAFF opens a Call for Submissions in February to receive films for all of our different sections. In addition, every year festival programmers attend different film festivals that specialize in Latin American cinema [...]


By | July 15th, 2016|Categories: Past Special Presentations, Uncategorized|

The 14th edition of the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival is pleased to announce its complete 2016 film selection. More than 60 films will take part in the Festival, highlighting the important presence of Brazilian cinema, as they are our guest country of honour this year. We are also pleased to announce a new section called ¡Activismo!, made [...]