The 28th San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF)

March 13, 2021

The 28th San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF)

The 28th annual San Diego Latino Film Festival runs March 11-21 both virtually and at a drive-in near you. (The South Bay Drive-in and Westfield Mission Valley.)

The San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF) is presented and produced by Media Arts Center San Diego, a 501 c(3) non-profit organization. This in-person and virtual edition will include two drive-in double features and will premiere one hundred award winning films, as well as daily filmmaker talks. The winner of the Migrant Voices Today Film Challenge will be announced during the Festival.

Twenty-eight years ago, the San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF) was born out of desire to take a stand against the status-quo of cinema, to challenge the reigning and ever-present stereotypes about the Latinx experience in movies, and to give Latinx filmmakers the power of telling and sharing their stories, first-hand, about what it means to be Latinx. After all of these years, the SDLFF is proud to remain linked to these ideals, constantly advocating for inclusive, diverse, and progressive cinematic storytelling about the Latinx identity.

Awards & Prizes:
Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Feature
Audience Award Narrative Feature
Audience Award Documentary Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Local Feature
Best Local Short
Best Youth Film (Under 18 years old)

Tickets for individual virtual screenings are available for $12.00. Attractive discounts are available for Senior citizens, Students and Military.

Live events are not available to watch through the Apple TV App. In order to participate in the Q&A during a live event, you will need to watch from a computer to use the chat feature within the player. You can also watch live events from a tablet or smartphone, however, these devices will have limited functionality in the chat. You can watch festival content from your smart TV.

You can create a watch-list using the My Content Library feature in the virtual festival. Add content to your library by unlocking the films that you would like to watch within the player.

Most films are unrated since they haven’t gone through the MPAA rating system in place in the US. So, it's recommended to pay special attention to film descriptions; some films delve into challenging content and the description will help to make a decision for your household. The films tackle difficult subjects that may be triggering to some viewers. If you START the film within the 4-hours of purchase period, you will then be able to pause, rewind, or restart the film for a period of 24 hours (from the time you pressed play).

Different Ways to Watch:

1. Direct Connection: Computer to TV
A way to watch a film on your tv is by directly connecting your computer to your TV via an HDMI cable.

2. Apple TV App (Available for Apple TV models Gen 4 & higher)
Install the Eventive TV App from the App Store.

3. Chromecast
Stream directly from a tab in the Chrome internet browser to a TV connected to a Chromecast device from your Mac or PC computer. Chromecast is not available to cast from apple ios devices like the iphone or ipad.

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