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2021 Festival Update

The 19th Vancouver Latin American Film Festival is just around the corner! We will be presenting a hybrid event with online screenings (most available across Canada), as well as in-person screenings at The Cinematheque from August 26 - September 5. Throughout the festival, we will also be hosting free online dialogues and Q&As with many of the directors and filmmaking [...]

By | July 16th, 2021|Categories: VLAFF News|Comments Off on 2021 Festival Update

PATRICIA DE LA MAZA, 20th Anniversary Festival Director

¡Bienvenida, Paty!   Patricia is a highly respected professional in arts administration; she had a prolific career in Television and Politics in Mexico before moving to Canada, where she was in charge of the Cultural and Media Affairs department at the Consulate General of Mexico in Vancouver for the past 12 years.   Among many accolades, she was the organizer [...]

By | May 2nd, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on PATRICIA DE LA MAZA, 20th Anniversary Festival Director

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Vancouver Latin American Film Festival will hold its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30pm.   Please send an email to, if you would like to attend and a few days ahead, we will send you the Zoom meeting link and the materials to review in advance.   Everyone is invited to attend the meeting, but [...]

By | March 16th, 2022|Categories: VLAFF News|Comments Off on Notice of Annual General Meeting


The Board of Directors is very happy (and a bit sad), to announce the following changes within the organization.   We are thrilled to welcome Development Director Valentina Acevedo Montilla into the role of Managing Director. Valentina first became involved with VLAFF as a volunteer in 2015, was then part of the Youth Jury in 2017, and has been part of the [...]

By | January 16th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

WE ARE HIRING -20th Anniversary Festival Director

Call for Applications 20th Anniversary Festival Director Position dates: April 1 - September 30, 2022  VLAFF is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic person to work with us as the Festival Director to produce the 20th Anniversary edition of the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival, August 25 - September 4, 2022. This is a hands-on and public position involving significant event [...]

By | January 7th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on WE ARE HIRING -20th Anniversary Festival Director

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – Latin-Canadian Film Contest

To celebrate our 20th Anniversary, VLAFF is pleased to announce its first competitive section for Latin-Canadian films to be screened at the festival in the fall from August 25 - Sept 4, 2022. With the announcement of this new competitive section, VLAFF seeks to highlight and bring together the great talent of Latin-Canadian filmmakers from all across the world.This new [...]

By | January 5th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – Latin-Canadian Film Contest

Transformation Plan

December 5, 2021 Be part of the future of VLAFF! The Vancouver Latin American Film Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2022. The current Board of Directors (2021-2022) is working to make sure we provide a welcoming, inclusive, and positive place for everyone to enjoy the festival. The past two festivals (2020 and 2021) have taken place during the [...]

By | December 5th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Transformation Plan