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19th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival Brings the Best of Latino Cinema To San Diego/Tijuana Border Region!

By: Lisa Franek | January 31, 2012

A Celebration of over 160 international films, guest celebrities, parties, family screenings scheduled for March 8 - 18, 2012 at UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center ~
Sign-Up for SDLFF 2012 Press Credentials:
San Diego, CA - MEDIA ARTS Center San Diego announces the arrival of the prestigious and internationally recognized San Diego Latino Film Festival, now celebrating its 19th edition. Over 20,000 festival attendees, 160 entertaining & award-winning movies, special guest celebrities, recognized filmmakers, industry professionals, artists, and musicians for all ages and tastes will gather from March 8 - 18, 2012 at the UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas Hazard Center (just steps from San Diego Trolley's Hazard Center Station).

A few of the confirmed feature films to be screened at the 11-day, 19th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival include: America starring Edward James Olmos, El Cielo en tu Mirada starring Jaime Camil, La Otra Familia starring Jorge Salinas and Carmen Salinas, and El Sueno de Ivan starring Academy Award Nominee Demián Bichir! A complete list of features and film screening schedule to be announced February 15, 2012.

San Diego Latino Film Festival is much more than just film screenings. SDLFF 2012 will include special showcases of US Latino Cinema, New Chilean Directors, Jewish Latino Cinema, Documania, Cine Gay, Cine'Mation; Tributes, Workshops, live musical performances, Para la Familia events, and much more.
San Diego Latino Film Festival '12 Sponsors:

Major Sponsors: Harrah's Rincon Resort and Casino, Leichtag Foundation, San Diego Union-Tribune, Vida Latino, Enlace, City of San Diego Comission for the Arts & Culture. Screen Sponsors: Bank of America, National Endowment for the Arts, Think Blue San Diego. Showcase Sponsors: Nickelodeon, Neighborhood House Association, KPBS, County of San Diego, Amtrak, Azteca America San Diego 15, El Latino Newspaper, VeneMovies. Official Spanish-Language Television Sponsors: Telemundo 33, Univision KBNT 17. Official English-Language Television Sponsor: ABC10. Official Spanish-Language Radio Sponsors: La Invasora 99.7 FM, Pulsar 107.3 FM. Film Sponsors: Diego 99.3 FM, Latino Public Broadcasting, Radio Latina 104.5 FM, Cine Latino, Para Todos, TijuaNEO. Gala Sponsors: Macys, Stella Artois, San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians, San Diego Magazine. Official Spanish-Langauge Online Sponsor: Official Magazine Sponsor: Giving Back Magazine.Newspaper Sponsors: El Mexicano, San Diego City Beat.

Tickets are $10.00, for general audience, and $8.00 for Students, Seniors, Military & MEDIA ARTS CENTER SAN DIEGO Members (ID required).

Special Cine Club Memberships can be purchased at 2012 Film or Festival Passes are also available. The Film Pass is $90, which includes entrance to 11 films, no waiting in lines and preferred seating and the Festival Pass, which is $180 and includes OVER 100 programs, no waiting in lines, preferred seating, 4 workshops, 1 year FREE MEDIA ARTS CENTER SAN DIEGO Amigo membership, and entrance into all Festival Galas. Purchase tickets at

All films are in English or screened with English subtitles. A complete schedule of films, movie tickets, and information is available at / 619-230-1938.
- - photos and video clips available upon request - -

Pick Up Press Kits!
Media Kick-off Party Feb. 23rd,
5:30 - 8:30pm.

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