There is no doubt that 2020 has been a difficult and intense year. The VLAFF programmers have made a huge effort to bring together a smaller, yet fascinating lineup of work to celebrate and honour the diverse visions of Latin American, Latin-Canadian, and Indigenous filmmakers.

The whole festival will be presented ONLINE for viewing across Canada. We will also present seven in-person screenings at The Cinematheque of the films in the New Directors Competition (which will also be available online) and a special program of the works of the Latin-Canadian filmmakers Jorge Lozano and Alexandra Gelis, who will be in attendance from Toronto.

Viewing all across Canada available online from August 27 – September 6, with no fixed schedule. Watch films whenever you like!


(available for viewing at The Cinematheque and online)



Indigenous Film from BC & Beyond

Canada Looks South

A Tribute to
Jorge Lozano: Politics, Necessity, Family

Jorge Lozano: Fissures and Fractures

(available for viewing at The Cinematheque and online)

Special Presentation:
Alexandra Gelis: Traces

(available for viewing at The Cinematheque and online)

Latin-Canadian Features

aluCine Latin Film+ Media Arts Festival:

Canada Looks South: Short Films

Queer Cinema

Queer Pix: Shorts Program

Short Film – Out of Competition

Crear en Libertad:
Short Film Contest Finalists
(winner announced on Sept 6)

My Silver Camera dir. Camilo Martin-Flórez | Montreal
Corona de Flores dir. Ellen Máirín Johnston & Naxelli Burgoa Baizabal | Vancouver
Meeting the Void (À la rencontre du vide) dir. Felippe Martin & Julia Maude Cloutier | Quebec  
I’m Looking for You dir. Alejandro Chapa | Vancouver
Normal dir. Margot Flores Torre | Montreal
Adentro dir. Isabel Antonia Mejia | Vancouver
Cinco Sueños de La Paz dir. Gigi Doyle | Vancouver
La Palabra Verdadera: An Offering to My Ancestors and the Collective dir. Emma Mendez |Vancouver