For more than three decades, the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago has promoted and raised awareness of our diverse Latino cultures across all art forms, from film to theater, from music to dance, and from literature to the plastic arts. The Chicago Latino Film Festival is one of our main pillars: year after year we program more than 100 feature-length and short films and invite hundreds of filmmakers to share their experiences and visions with audiences from all walks of life. Born of the Latino Music Festival, our annual celebration of instrumental Pan-Latino music, the year-round Latino Music Series offers a wide overview of the many musical styles representing the Latino diaspora worldwide from the Spanish Medieval period to the music written and performed today across all genres and styles.
In this, our digital home, you will not only find information about these two major events but also about our other programs —Films in the Park, Reel Film Club, among others — and of the many events we co-present or are partners with. You will also find the latest news about our organization, videos of past performances, artist interviews, and more.
We invite you to become a member of our organization. As such you will have exclusive access to special content, discounts for all of our events and merchandise as well as early access to events, many of them free.
In other words, our doors are open. Come on in!
Pepe Vargas, Founder & Executive Director