The Vancouver Latin American Film Festival is a registered not-for-profit, charitable organization with the mission to provide a forum for the promotion and exhibition of Latin American cinema in Vancouver. This annual festival encourages dialogue among cultures, and explores and celebrates the art of contemporary Latin American and Latin-Canadian filmmaking.
VLAFF's mandate is the encouragement and appreciation of motion pictures as a medium of art, information and education.
Since 2003, VLAFF has provided audiences with the unique opportunity to watch inspiring films and interact with guest filmmakers from across Latin America and the diaspora.
- To conduct a Film Festival for the purpose of educating and advancing the public’s understanding and appreciation of Latin American cinema.
- To provide a forum for the promotion and exhibition of Latin American cinema in Canada;
- To provide independent media artists with the opportunity to present and discuss their works with an engaged audience;
- To showcase the work of Latin-Canadian artists and filmmakers;
- To generate a network between the Canadian and Latin American film industries and forge an artistic alliance between the two.
- To promote cross-cultural understanding and enrich Canada’s multicultural landscape.
Board of Directors
President: Marc Fournier
Treasurer: Adriana Contreras
Secretary: Juan Carlos Azpilcueta
Members at large: Carolina Ordoñez, Enrique Vázquez Sánchez, Francisco Javier Barajas,
Senior Programmer +
Community and Media Partnership +
Theatre Operations Coordinator
Ad Sales Representative +
Social Media Coordinator
Graphic Design +
Rene Quijada | Art Director
Shay Namazi | Creative Designer
Public Relations Consultant
Monica Nelson | Zola Public Relations
Tata Valenzuela García
Grant Writing +
Youth Jury Coordinators
Festival Key Art - 2013-2015
Ricardo Luévanos | ricardoluevanos.com
Christian Sida-Valenzuela, Artistic Director
Anne-Mary Mullen, Feature Films & Canada Looks South
Chloe Numbers, Feature Films
Kenya Márquez, Feature & Short Films
Alejandro Gómez Treviño, Short Films
Luna Marán, Indigenous Films
Sonia Medel, Indigenous Films
Kathleen Mullen, Consultant - Narrative & Documentary Features