Latino Film Festival and Conference to be held Apr. 3-5

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Latino Studies Program in collaboration with the IU Cinema invites you to its second Latino Film Festival and Conference Apr. 3-5, 2014.  

Screenings will include a mix of documentaries, shorts and dramatic films that depict the "Transnational Lives" of Latinas and Latinos. The conference will bring together a number of prominent filmmakers and scholars from the US and abroad, including several of our IU colleagues.

Chon Noriega (UCLA) will deliver the keynote address and Tanya Valette (former director of the International Film School in Cuba) will curate and present a selection of Dominican shorts.  We are especially pleased that the award-winning actor and filmmaker EDWARD JAMES OLMOS will deliver a Jorgensen Lecture.

This year we developed an Educational Resources web page with downloadable “film assignments.” They may be easily adopted for instructional purposes, such as an extra credit assignment or class discussion. Grading rubrics and additional assistance is also available for instructors. Our goal is to help you incorporate these films and discussions of Latinos’ “transnational lives” into your classroom teaching. There you will also find the event schedule and links to additional resources—including film trailers, interviews and bios.

All films are in English and/or Spanish languages with English subtitles. All events are free and open to the public, but film screenings are ticketed. For more information, visit:

Download the flyer (includes a calendar of presentations and screenings)

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our sponsors:
College of Arts and Sciences’ Ostrom Grants Program, College Arts & Humanities Institute, La Casa–IU Latino Cultural Center, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Department of American Studies, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Black Film Center/Archive, Department of Communication & Culture, Department of History, Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Multicultural Affairs (DEMA), and IU Cinema.