Now in its 26th 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.

Opening Night:
SAND DOLLARS [Dólares de arena]

Q&A with filmmaker Laura Amelia Guzmán; post-screening reception sponsored by the Embassy of the Dominican Republic

Thu, Sept. 17, 7:30


Trailer Playlist

Look for the fall issue of AFI Preview, featuring the AFI Latin American Film Festival, in the Washington Post on September 11!

Tickets & Festival Passes

$13 General Admission
$10 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!

$175 General Public/$135 AFI Members


Stop by the AFI Silver Café on Thursdays and Fridays starting Sept. 18 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. 18, 24, 25, Oct. 1 and 2

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.

AFI thanks the following supporters:




Capella Washington DC Georgetown Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Kesta Happening DC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Montgomery County


La Malinche Restaurant    TD Bank


Embassy of Argentina
Embassy of Chile
Embassy of the Dominican Republic
Embassy of Ecuador
Embassy of El Salvador
Embassy of Guatemala
Mexican Cultural Institute
Embassy of Peru
SPAIN arts & culture, Embassy of Spain
Embassy of Switzerland

Festival Underwriters

Plata Level Inter-American Development Bank
Cine Level Reemberto Rodriguez