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Now in its 27th year, the AFI Latin American Film Festival showcases the best filmmaking from Latin America and, with the inclusion of films from Spain and Portugal, celebrates Ibero-American cultural connections.

This year's selection of films will once again include numerous international film festival favorites, award winners, local box office hits and debut works by promising new talents.

The annual AFI Latin American Film Festival is one of Washington's top cultural events – don't miss your chance to mingle with filmmaker guests and toast with the embassies.

See below for a sample of this year's exciting lineup of films, and continue to check back for further announcements and updates. The full festival lineup will be announced in early September.

Julio Hernández Cordón, Mexico

Mexico City skate punks and teenage lovers Miguel and Johnny team up to make some cash and get drawn into the underground world of illegal blood trafficking. Best Latin American Film, 2015 Rio de Janeiro Film Festival. Best Actor and Best Screenplay, 2015 Havana Film Festival. Official Selection, 2015 Locarno, Toronto, San Sebastian and Vancouver film festivals; 2016 New Directors/New Films, Cartagena, Miami and Munich film festivals.
Gabriel Mascaro, Brazil

A rodeo hand dreams of becoming a fashion designer in this wild, sensual portrait of a makeshift family on the Brazilian rodeo circuit. Best Film, 2016 Cartagena Film Festival. Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress and Best Cinematography, 2015 Rio de Janeiro Film Festival. Venice Horizons Award – Special Jury Prize, 2015 Venice Film Festival. Platform Prize – Honorable Mention, 2015 Toronto Film Festival. Official Selection, 2016 New Director/New Films, San Francisco and Sydney film festivals.

Trailer Playlist

Look for the fall issue of AFI Preview, featuring the AFI Latin American Film Festival, inside the Washington Post Express on September 9!

Tickets & Festival Passes

$14 General Admission
$12 AFI Members (2-star level & higher)


Explore Latin American cinema with an AFI Latin American Film Festival pass --the Pase Especial! Want to see all the hottest films in the festival without having to worry about buying tickets in advance? With the Pase Especial, you have priority access to every film. NO TICKETS NEEDED. The all-access Pase Especial gives you admission for one to every screening in the AFI Latin American Film Festival, including Opening and Closing Night and Festival Happy Hours. Valued at more than $500!

Early Bird Pricing for the Pase Especial!   General Public   AFI Members and Students
August 12–25   $150   $125
After August 25   $175   $135


Stop by the AFI Silver Café on Fridays starting Sept. 16 for the festival Happy Hour from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.! Happy Hours feature complimentary snacks courtesy of La Malinche Restaurant, Latin American drink specials and festive music. Enjoy a cold drink and a delicious appetizer before your film.

Happy Hour dates: Sept. 16, 23 & 30

Happy Hour specials are valid only for AFI Latin American Film Festival pass holders and ticket holders to festival films playing on the given dates.