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Cine Gay

With the 9th annual Cine Gay Showcase, San Diego Latino Film Festival furthers its mission to correct the often distorted and cliche images seen on television and movies by revealing LGBT lives and experiences through dynamic films and documentaries.

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Comedy Showcase

Cantinflas, Chespirito, Chabelo, La India Maria, La familia P.Luche, El Lonje Moco. Comedians have been a longstanding fixture of Latino Cinema, and in honor of this longstanding tradition SDLFF showcases new comedies from around the world.

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Cuban Film Showcase

In honor of the 55th anniversary of Instituto Cubano del Arte y la Industria Cinematográficos (ICAIC), San Diego Latino Film Festival is proud to present this group of Cuban films from both past and present.

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Documania!

Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. Documania! returns for it's 3rd year showcasing the best in nonfiction films by some of today's brightest Latino filmmakers.

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HBO U.S./Latino Cinema

HBO and San Diego Latino Film Festival is proud to showcase this amazing collection of films by some of the United States’ brightest and most creative Latino filmmakers.

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Latino Public Broadcasting

A collection riveting documentaries made funded by the leader in providing Latino stories to Public Television. Each provides an essential window in a unique American perspective waiting to be discovered.

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Mexico Today

What defines Mexico today? It's a question that people on both sides of the border ask everyday. The films in this showcase offer some singular answers that go beyond the headlines, reflecting a bustling and vibrant country in the midst of transition.

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Para la familia

A precocious young girl with an anagram for a name. A free-swinging bachelor who must learn to grow up. These are the heartwarming heroes of our films perfect for the entire family. Come together, right now.

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Shorts Programs

Powerful, poignant, and pinpoint. Great films come in all shapes and sizes, and SDLFF's vast selection of short films are proof positive that great stories don't need an endless run time.

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Spotlight Films

Gael Garcia Bernal, Kuno Becker, Martha Higareda, Ana Serradilla, Jaime Camil! Superstars abound in this selection of entertaining, alluring, and fun spotlight films that cover a range of genres.

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Un mundo extraño

Behold the strange, the fantastical, and the horrific! This mad collection of Latino genre films will give you a late night thrill ride through the shadows and into the void.

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World Cinema

Masters, new auteurs, and fresh discoveries from around the world. Our World Cinema showcase is a daring collection of films that push boundaries and challenge expectations.

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¡Tu Cine!

Cinema meets education! Middle School and High School students are invited to experience our variety of educational and entertaining films, during specifically curated morning screenings in celebration of the 21st Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival.

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