MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Philadelphia Latino Film Festival

Looking for something to do this weekend? Be sure to make time for the 2017 Philadelphia Latino Film Festival (PHLAFF), which kicks off on June 2nd – with an Opening Night Reception at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts – and rungs through June 4th. Throughout the weekend, the festival will host multiple screenings and panel sessions from award-winning films from Venezuela to the Dominican Republic, as well as films created by talented youth filmmakers at Taller Puertorriqueño.

Established in 2012, PHLAFF is the Greater Philadelphia region’s only festival showcasing the extraordinary and innovative work of emerging and established Latin American and Latino filmmakers. Not only does PHLAFF showcase and nurture these filmmakers, but they also celebrate the richness and diversity of Latin American/Latino experiences, and foster cross-cultural understanding and dialogue. They fulfill this mission not only through their festival but through additional events such as the upcoming RESIST/RELEASE, a jam-packed evening of dance, film, music, and mucho sabor revolving around Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latino diasporas, in collaboration with AfroTaino Productions and the Institute of Contemporary Art.

To learn more about PHLAFF, see the festival schedule, and buy tickets, visit:; check out their recent Metro + Al Día articles; or follow them on all social media at @PHLatinFilmFest!

Elizabeth Sytsma