SOURCE: Media Arts Center San Diego

Media Arts Center San Diego

February 20, 2013 17:14 ET

San Diego Latino Film Festival Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary, March 7-17, 2013

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 20, 2013) - Join the fun! As San Diego comes together to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF) mix and mingle with celebrities, filmmakers, and civic and community leaders. Enjoy live music, great food, and a great time!

Showcasing the latest in Latino cinema, from the highly anticipated documentary Hecho en Mexico featuring Diego Luna, the historical drama Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla, to the film that delves into the life and mystery shrouded murder of Mexican presidential candidate Colosio, this year's SDLFF promises to bring a unique and exciting film experience to audiences and participants. Other standout films this year include Luna Escondida with Ana Serradilla, K-11 with Kate del Castillo, Chiapas: The Heart of Coffee featuring Jaime Camil, and Heleno starring Rodrigo Santoro, plus the international premiere of Marcelo with Héctor Jiménez & Aarón Díaz. Guests will also enjoy access to star-studded galas, parties and workshops with filmmakers. 

The SDLFF is truly a binational celebration with festivities spanning across the border into Tijuana, Mexico where the CECUT (Centro Cultural de Tijuana) will present films for Tijuana audiences. One of the highlights of the SDLFF's 20th Anniversary will be the screening of our top 10 groundbreaking and influential Latino films from the past 20 years, funded by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences. Audiences will have the opportunity to see films that revolutionized Latino cinema and captured worldwide attention such as Amores Perros, City of God and Cronos on the big screen. Start celebrating at the Opening Gala on Thursday, March 7th; and enjoy films and special events over the next 11 days, including the Centerpiece Gala on March 13th, and the Closing Gala on Saturday, March 16th.

Opening Day is March 7th, 2013, and the festival runs from March 7-17 at the Digiplex Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center (off THE 163 Freeway at Friars Rd, 7510 Hazard Center Dr., San Diego, CA 92108)

Tickets: General Admission -- $10.50 per film. Students, Seniors, Military and MACSD Members -- $8.50 per film. Pre-sale tickets, special passes, gala tickets, and family discounts are available. For more information, PLEASE contact us at 619-230-1938 x 102 or visit us online:

San Diego Latino Film Festival Sponsors: Major Sponsors: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, U-T San Diego, Vida Latina - San Diego, Enlace, City of San Diego Commission for the Arts & Culture. Showcase Sponsors: "Science on Screen" - Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation, Neighborhood House Association, San Ysidro Health Center, KPBS, County of San Diego, Azteca San Diego 15, El Latino Newspaper, ViendoMovies, Cafe Sevilla, Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), Centro Cultural Tijuana. Screen Sponsors: National Endowment for the Arts, Harrah's Rincon Resort and Casino. Gala Sponsors: Union Bank, Stella Artois, Uniradio, Radio Latina, Vida Latina - San Diego, Univision, Fluxx. Award Sponsors: Macy's, ViendoMovies. Film Sponsors: Bamboo Lounge, Diego 99.3 FM, 5 Star Tours, Latino Public Broadcasting, Radio Latina 104.5 FM, New York Life Insurance, Mujer Actual, Para Todos, TijuaNEO, El Informador, Frontera San Diego, Gang Kitchen, EULA Radio, KISS FM 95.7, Channel 933. Official Magazine Sponsor: Giving Back Magazine. Official Hotel Sponsor: Town & Country Resort Hotel. Newspaper Sponsors: El Mexicano, San Diego City Beat. Official Spanish-Language Television Sponsors: Telemundo 33, Univision KBNT 17. Official English-Language Television Sponsor: ABC10. Official Spanish-Language Radio Sponsors: La Invasora 99.7 FM, Pulsar 107.3 FM. Official Airline Sponsor: AeroMexico. Official Transportation Sponsor: Amtrak.

Photos and video clips available upon request.

Contact Information

    Ethan van Thillo
    Executive Director/Founder
    619-230-1938 x 101 office
    619-850-1849 cell
    Email Contact