The Vancouver Latin American Film Festival is pleased to welcome the following guests to the festival:
Juan Antonio de la Riva
The Festival is presenting a retrospective in his honour; he is also attending VLAFF as a jury member:
Retrospective on Juan Antonio de la Riva.
Mónica del Carmen
Mónica is attending the festival as a jury member; in addition, she will be presenting the film Leap Year, where she plays the lead role.
Arturo Menéndez, André Guttfreund & Alfonso Quijada
Film Director & Producers
El Salvador / Canada
Arturo and André live in El Salvador, and they will be at the festival presenting the film The Crow's Nest on Sept-11th. In 1976, André became the only Central American ever to receive an Oscar, for the short film In the Region of Ice. The Vancouver-based producer, Alfonso Quijada, will also be in attendance at the screening.
Luis Urquiza & Lourdes García
Film Director & Producer
Mexico / Canada
Luis and Lourdes will be presenting the film Perfect Obedience on Sept-9th, followed by a reception at the Vancity Theatre.
Sebastián will be at the festival presenting the film Natural Philosophy of Love at the second screening on Sept-8th.
Franco will be in Vancouver presenting the film Good People on Sept-5th.
Artemio will be at the festival presenting the film I Stay With You at the second screening on Sept-10th.
Mariana will be in Vancouver representing the Campamento Audiovisual Itinerante, presenting the program Time Goes By, which includes Zapotec and Mixtec short films as part of the Indigenous Film from BC & Beyond program on Sept-12th.
Canada / Cree - Attawapiskat Nation
Jules will be at the festival presenting her short film NiiPii as part of the Indigenous Film from BC & Beyond program on Sept-12.
Gerson J. Peña
Canada / El Salvador
Gerson will be at the festival presenting his short film Silent Screams on Sept-13, before the screening of The Pawn.
Mexico / Canada
Rosaura will be at the festival presenting her short film Dis Pleis on Sept 6th and 8th, before the screening of The Natural Philosophy of Love.
Canada / Mexico
Karlos will be at the festival presenting his short film One Key on Sept 9th, before the screening of the documentary The Madness Among Us.
Canada / Chile
Celina will be at the festival presenting her short film The Last Time I Saw You on Sept 4th and 6th, before the screening of Viaje.