30.08.2023 Latin America Film Festival Returns For its 5th Edition, Celebrating Diverse Cultures Through Cinema, Dance, Music, and Cuisine at Castle Square
The highly anticipated Identities Latin America Film Festival is back for a fifth year. Celebrating diverse cultures, the festival is set to take place on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th August at the picturesque Castle Square in Elephant & Castle. This vibrant festival promises to be a captivating celebration of Latin American culture, showcasing independent cinema, dynamic dance performances, mesmerising music, and delectable regional cuisine.
Identities 5 Latin America Film Festival has established itself as a premier platform for promoting Latin American cinema and cultural exchange. This year, the festival returns with renewed energy and excitement, aiming to engage and entertain a diverse audience while shining a spotlight on the richness and diversity of Latin American identities.
The festival is supported by Castle Square and promoted by Film Hub London and Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery and the Free Film Festivals family.
Event Highlights: Film Competition: The festival will feature an exciting competition of Latin American short films, focusing on diversity, cultures, and shining a light on the Latino community. Two Audience Awards will be presented on the closing night. Focus on Latinx Women: The festival will pay tribute to Latinx women throughout the entire weekend, highlighting their contributions and experiences through film screenings.
Collaboration with Femme Frontera: We are partnering with Femme Frontera, a Mexican touring film festival, to share films that challenge current narratives about gender roles, LGBTQ issues, immigrants, and other communities. Dance and live music: There will be engaging Latin American dance workshops for families and children, providing an opportunity to experience folk dancing.
Bands and Musicians: We aim to feature a diverse lineup of Latino bands and musicians, representing different genres and styles of music from Latin America.
Pop-Up Cinema: A pop-up cinema will be set up in the middle of the square, offering attendees a unique and immersive cinematic experience. Regional Food Stalls: Dedicated food stalls representing various countries will serve delicious cuisine and drinks, showcasing the rich culinary traditions of Latin America.
The IDENTITIES 5- Latin America Film Festival promises to be an extraordinary celebration of Latin American culture, showcasing the power of cinema, dance, music, and regional cuisine. It offers a unique opportunity for attendees to immerse themselves in the vibrancy, diversity, and authentic spirit of Latin America.
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