The Consortium in Latin American & Caribbean Studies is made possible by a partnership between: the University of North Carolina and Duke University the University of North Carolina and Duke University

NC Latin American Film Festival 

Founded in 1986 by Sharon Mújica, the Latin American Film Festival celebrates the power and artistry of Latin America's film and audiovisual production. Its mission is to provide a space in North Carolina for Latin American images, sounds, and stories to reach a wider audience. The Festival provides filmmakers the opportunity to showcase their work in a stimulating and community-friendly context.

For more than two decades the Festival has shared both classics and new releases from different genres of a rich and prolific Latin American cinema tradition. Beginning with only 3 films, the Festival has grown to encompass up to 16 campuses in the Triangle, Greensboro and the Charlotte areas, with up to 35 screenings.

Audiences have been exposed to a wide range of critical and responsible narratives from Latin America and the Caribbean. The Festival has invited important filmmakers and directors from many of the 26 countries of the region, it has shown films in 13 languages (not only Spanish), and has become a bridge between universities and cultural centers in the region. In response to the demographic changes in North Carolina, the Festival has also screened multiple films and invited speakers on issues such as migration, globalization, and new political landscapes in the Americas.


Every fall the Latin American Film Festival welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the region to North Carolina for three weeks of:


The Festival is produced by the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University, with participation from Guilford College, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Durham Technical Community College, City of Durham Parks and Recreation, among other institutions.

Artistic Director (since 2008) Miguel Rojas-Sotelo, PhD.

Other activities

The festival also promotes other film related activities throughout the year, including film series, documentary work, film discussions, and film screenings. Partnering with educational and cultural organizations helps to bring exciting material to the area.

Artistic Direction:

Miguel Rojas-Sotelo, PhD.

mlr34@duke.edu  |  Tel. (919) 6813882