The 12th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival: Discovery and Celebration: March...

The 12th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival: Discovery and Celebration: March 10 – 20, 2005


San Diego, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–March 9, 2005–The Media Arts Center San Diego is proud to announce the 2005 San Diego Latino Film Festival with more than 100 films from Mexico, Cuba, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Guatemala, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Spain and the U.S. This prestigious, and internationally recognized film festival is the longest running Latino festival in Southern California. With a projected audience of over 17,000, SDLFF is also one of the largest. Attending filmmakers and fans will see over 100 films including: Voces Inocentes (Mexico) Machuca (Chile), Puños Rosas (Mexico), and Perfecto Amor Equivocado (Cuba). In addition, as part of SDLFF’s “Guest Director” series, acclaimed director Luis Mondoki (Voces Inocentes, Gaby: A True Story, Trapped, Angel Eyes) has curated a series of three 35mm classics that influenced his career.

Festival highlights include a tribute to legendary Mexican Actress Dolores del Rio. Three of her biggest films will be screened including: La Otra, Flying Down to Rio, and The Fugitive.

This year’s SDLFF holds even more opportunities for the public to share the spotlight with over 100 guest filmmakers and actors onsite. Other highlights include: workshops on Directing an independent feature, Acting, Screenwriting, and Producing a documentary; “Para la Familia” events (including Acquaria, with Brazilian sibling TV pop sensations Sandy and Junior., Miguel and Maya , a new PBS television series, and TU VOZ TV Student outreach screenings.) Other adult programs include; the “Cine Cubano” Sidebar; SDLFF’s “Top Ten to Watch presented by McDonald’s”; a “Latinos in T.V.” showcase; and celebrity tributes to acclaimed industry professionals like: Ofelia Medina (Voces Inocentes), Carmen Salinas (Aventurera, La Vecindad ), Adal Ramones(Santos Pelegrinos, El Otro Rollo ), Rafael Amaya (Salome), Adriana Fonseca(La Tregua, Mariana de la Noche),Danny Trejo (Champion, Spy Kids, Once a Time in Mexico, NYPD Blue), Luis Mandoki (Director, Voces Inocentes), and Michael Peña (Fox’s The Shield, Million Dollar Baby).

After-hour events such as 3 Galas, 4 Nights of ¡Arte Latino! Exhibits, and ¡Sonido Latino! Concerts @ the Fest, will round out evenings with a touch of glamour, culture and rhythm.

The 12th annual event takes place March 10 – 20, 2005 at the Mann Theatres at Hazard Center (off the 163 Freeway on Friars Road) in beautiful San Diego, California.

Tickets range from $6.50 to $8.50 for film screenings, $15 to $25 for concerts and galas. For complete information on group rates, festival passes, press credentials and a festival schedule, visit the SDLFF website at or call 619-230-1938.

*The 2005 San Diego Latino Film Festival is presented by Lincoln Mercury.

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The 12th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival: Discovery and Celebration: March 10 – 20, 2005