Join in the celebration! The 2023 Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival kicks off today and runs from May 31 through June 4, 2023, offering a full slate of entertainment.

LALIFF will open with Searchlight Pictures’ Flamin’ Hot, directed by Eva Longoria, and close with A24’s Problemista, written and directed by Julio Torres. More than 80 films, 19 world premieres, 100 Youth Cinema Project student films, an expanded industry program, and 15 music performances will be part of the 22nd Edition of LALIFF.

Say hello to Magdiela! As co-director of LatinX in Animation, she connects with and mentors Latinx professionals within the Animation, VFX, and Gaming industries. Be sure to say hi to her at the many panels and animated shorts programs during #LALIFF2023.

Films will be screened at TCL Chinese Theatre 6925 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028.

Don’t miss the related panels, events and concerts!

Tickets and schedule can be found here.

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From the LALIFF mission statement:

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) is a premiere international event dedicated to showcasing the entirety of human experience from the Latino perspective, whether through film, television, digital, music, art, or any other vehicle, regardless of platform.

LALIFF was founded in 1997 when Edward James Olmos and co-founders Marlene Dermer (1997-2014), Kirk Whisler, and the late George Hernandez joined forces with the City of Los Angeles to form the first-ever Latino focused International film festival.

Recognized by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for its discovery of emerging Latino talent, LALIFF has been home to first films by Academy-Award winning directors, Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuaron, Alejandro G. Iñarritu, and Pablo Larrain, as well as home to the first films by Golden Globe-winning actresses, America Ferrera and Gina Rodriguez.

Most recently with the support of Netflix, LALIFF has launched its inaugural Inclusion Fellowship program to develop, fund, and support the work of five emerging Latino filmmakers. This year, the Inclusion Fellowship has identified five emerging Afro Latino filmmakers, whose short films will premiere at LALIFF.

More information:

Tickets are available for purchase online HERE and in our box office at the venue.

If a screening appears as “sold out”, don’t panic! They will have rush line access for last minute openings. (subject to availability).

Tickets to LALIFF Music are available ONLINE. You must be 21+ to attend.

Films may include adult, disturbing, and/or sensitive content. Viewer discretion is advised.


Opening Night Film + Gala: $250

Opening Night Film: $75

Closing Night Film + Reception: $150

LALIFF Music (Live Performances): $25

Regular In Person Screenings: $15


VIP Accreditation: $750

One ticket per screening, including opening night (film and gala), closing night (film and reception) and special screenings.

One ticket per LALIFF Music events (tickets are limited and available on a first-come-first-serve basis).

Access to panels, networking cocktails, private receptions and filmmakers’ lounge.

30% Discount on extra ticket purchases.

Industry Accreditation: $250

One ticket per in-person screening (excluding opening, closing night and special screenings). Tickets are limited and available on a first come first served basis.

One ticket per Music Series event (excluding opening and closing night). Tickets are limited and available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Access to all panels, networking cocktails and filmmakers’ lounge.

15% Discount on extra ticket purchases.

Attendees guide with the list of all the industry professionals participating in the festival.

Accreditations will be available for pick up at the TCL Chinese 6. Pick up instructions will be send out directly to you closer to the festival dates.

If you are interested in buying tickets, Please visit

Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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