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San Diego Film Week

Best of the San Diego Latino Film Festival

The San Diego Latino Film Festival was established 24 years ago as a student film festival focusing on works by Latinos and/or about the Latino Experience. Since that time, The San Diego Latino Film Festival has developed into one of the larger and well-respected Latino film festivals in the country. Over 305,000 people have attended during the past few years and over 3,680 films/videos from across Latin America and the United States have been screened.


  1. Blast Beat

    Esteban Arango / Best of the San Diego Latino Film Festival / USA / 2015 / 17 mins
    Carly and Mateo, teenage undocumented Colombian immigrants, are brothers who could not be more different. Their world starts to fall apart when their father gets deported and Mateo thinks up a crazy plan to reunite them with their father.

  2. Cartitas

    Marco Bentancor, Alejandro Rocchi / Best of the San Diego Latino Film Festival / 2015 / Narrative / 19 mins
    In a school of a small rural village, there’s a constant coming and going of love letters. They travel hand to hand, in danger of being intercepted by the teacher, until they reach their destiny.
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    Best of the San Diego Latino Film Festival

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    February 11, 2017 6:00 pm


  3. HomeGirls

    Elizabeth Cirillo / Best of the San Diego Latino Film Festival / USA / 2015 / Narrative / 21 mins
    Homegirls takes an intimate four month look at the lives of Maria and Joselyn, two participants in Homeboy Industries’ 18-month program for recovering drug addicts and ex-gang members. Maria and Joselyn face complex, daily trials as they attempt to start anew and transform their lives.
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    Best of the San Diego Latino Film Festival

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    February 11, 2017 6:00 pm


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    Museum of Photographic Arts
    February 11, 2017 6:00 pm


  5. Marta Rosa

    Barbara Cigarroa / Best of the San Diego Latino Film Festival / Mexico / 2015 / Narrative / 10 mins
    Following the death of her young child, a rural Mexican woman must struggle to persevere through her own internal grief and the harsh realities of the world around her.
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    Best of the San Diego Latino Film Festival

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    February 11, 2017 6:00 pm


  6. Que Lejos Estoy (How Far I Am): Picturing Assimilation

    Evan Apodaca / Best of the San Diego Latino Film Festival / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 11 mins
    What happens when one Mexican family assimilates into US culture for three generations? What is kept and what is lost? Filmmaker Evan Apodaca searches for his family identity across the years.
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    Best of the San Diego Latino Film Festival

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    February 11, 2017 6:00 pm


  7. Universal Gentrification

    Devon Perez, Hart Perez / Best of the San Diego Latino Film Festival / USA / 2015 / 2 mins
    What would happen if aliens landed and decided to gentrify planet Earth?
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    Best of the San Diego Latino Film Festival

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    February 11, 2017 6:00 pm


  8. Vamonos

    Marvin Lemus / Best of the San Diego Latino Film Festival / USA / 2015 / 12 mins
    When Mac, a young butch Latina, dies, her girlfriend Hope must overcome both personal grief and homophobic hate from Mac’s family in order to respectfully send Mac off into the after-life as she would have wanted.
    Plays In:
    Best of the San Diego Latino Film Festival

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    February 11, 2017 6:00 pm