Our Story

Our Story International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago

We call it the “ILCC” for short.

The International Latino Cultural Center is one of the longest-running Latino organizations in Chicago. First incorporated in 1987 under the name Chicago Latino Cinema and changed to its current name in 1998, the Center has established itself as a true Pan-Latino organization in the City serving the entire Latino community.

The Chicago Latino Film Festival, the largest of its kind in the U.S., is only one of the programming pillars of the Center. The ILCC has been providing multidisciplinary arts programming that includes film, dance, visual arts, literature, comedy, poetry, culinary arts, and theater. Programs such as the Chicago Latino Music Series, Reel Film Club, and Films in the Parks have all been produced annually for well over a decade.