The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) is a premier international event dedicated to showcasing the Latino perspective through film, television, digital media, music, and other mediums.
Last week it was announced that LALIFF, in support of its community and industry during the “Safer-at-Home” emergency order, will launch LALIFF Connect – their new online initiative. The festival will host a virtual retrospective program of its 2019 edition from April 14 to May 4, 2020 in anticipation of the 2020 virtual launch of LALIFF Connect, held from May 5 to May 31st.
LALIFF Connect 2020 and 2019 retrospective will include feature films, short films, episodics, masterclasses and musical performances — which will all be available through LALIFF’s website (for free!) with additional titles to be announced.
“We are living in unprecedented times and we must find unprecedented solutions to continue to support our Latino filmmakers and provide them with a platform to showcase their work,” says Edward James Olmos, founder of LALIFF. “Working together with our filmmakers, musicians, partners and sponsors we will be able to celebrate our festival virtually to continue to showcase some of the most inspiring and thought-provoking Latino films of 2020 and share with cinephiles everywhere, from the safety of their homes.”