Chicago Latino Film Festival Featured in New Online Resource

The Chicago Latino Film Festival is one of 40 Chicago film festivals to be featured on, the Chicago Alliance of Film Festivals (CAFF)’s resource to help culture-loving audiences “find film festivals.” These festivals cover a wide range of films from local to international, from culturally specific to social and environmental focus. 

Audiences can also sign up to receive regular updates on festivals coming soon, festival news, and other event information.  

“Chicago is a culturally rich city, known for its architecture, live theater and museums,” said Karen Cardarelli, FACETS Executive Director representing CAFF. “Film Festivals are a growing gem. With nearly 40 festivals, venues and hundreds of films screened each year, celebrates and promotes the rich film festival landscape of Chicagoland.

“It’s been exciting to see the unenviable growth of Chicago’s film festival and cinephile community in the 40 years since the Chicago Latino Film Festival was founded,” said Pepe Vargas, founder and executive director of the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago, producer of the Festival. “Without a doubt, we have all contributed in building a collaborative ecosystem responsible for bringing audiences some of the newest and finest in independent and international cinema — features, documentaries, shorts and animation, most of which will only be seen in a festival. A resource like this website will be vital in positioning Chicago, once and for all, as a true leader in film festival curation.”

The Chicago Alliance of Film Festivals (CAFF) is the first local alliance of its kind in the country representing over 50 members supporting the film festival ecosystem of Chicago and the region. CAFF’s mission is to contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of our communities by growing our film festival sector. CAFF is a program of FACETS

Among the 40 festivals featured in the website are: Member Film Festivals include: Asian Pop-Up Cinema, Black Harvest Film Festival, Chicago Critics Film Festival, Chicago European Union Film Festival, Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Doc Chicago . Onion City Experimental Film Festival, Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival, among others.

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