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Press Accreditation

Press Accreditation for International Latino Cultural Center events is handled through our Press Office. Please use the form below to contact our office. Please note: Accreditation for the 40th (2024) Chicago Latino Film Festival (CLFF) will be announced in February of 2024.

About the ILCC

The International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago (ILCC) is a Pan-Latino, 501(c)(3) (EIN #36-3580462) nonprofit multidisciplinary arts organization dedicated to developing, promoting, and increasing awareness of Latino cultures among Latinos and other communities by presenting a wide variety of art forms including film, music, dance, visual arts, comedy, and theater. The ILCC, originally founded as Chicago Latino Cinema, attained not-for-profit status in 1987, at which time it fulfilled its mission of promoting Latino culture primarily through the annual Chicago Latino Film Festival.

The Chicago Latino Film Festival

The Chicago Latino Film Festival is one of the longest-running Latino Film Festivals in the United States, with more than 40 years of trajectory, the Festival celebrates and showcases Ibero-American filmmakers in the U.S. and from around the world. Our annual Festival reaches over 70,000 film lovers in local theatres in Chicago; CLFF shows over 100 films (shorts and features) over a 10-day period in the spring.

Additionally to the Film Festival, the ILCC presents The Reel Film Club and Movies in the Park. These programs supplement our continued mission of supporting pan-Latino cinema.

Music Series

Evolving from the Chicago Latino Music Festival, the ILCC has added a number of concerts and dance recitals to its yearlong calendar demonstrating an audience interest in varied musical genre’s from Latin America and Spain. Groups like “Los Van Van” and Avant Gard Peruvian Artist Pascuala Ilabaca, as well as Grammy Award winning Alex Cuba have performed as part of its year-round music series. This program will be a mainstay to the ILCC and we will be adding many exciting acts each year going forward. Plenty to keep track of at the ILCC! Visit this website often to keep up on all we have to offer!

Contact our Press Office using the form below:

    All credentialed media for the Chicago Latino Film Festival or any ILCC Event must be on editorial assignment and should be able to provide proof of coverage along with appropriate circulation, viewership, and listenership information on their respective outlet. Complimentary press access to public screenings and events of the Festival may be granted to accredited media only, and not their guests, and only for the purpose of:

    • Reviewing films
    • Artist interviews
    • Features and other coverage

    The ILCC’s Press Office reserves the right to approve or deny press comp requests for public Festival screenings and programs and all ILCC programs.

    Media outlets receiving credentials for the Chicago Latino Film Festival, the Chicago Latino Music Series or other programming produced by the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago may film, tape, or photograph all red carpet events, pre- and post-screening interviews, and lifestyle elements. Credentialed media may not use footage of any film shown at the Festival, only clips/footage approved by the festival or the filmmakers/studio. Streaming of any Festival films or events is strictly prohibited and the Festival reserves streaming rights for all Festival content and events. Media outlets may upload still images from red carpet events and pre- and post-screening interviews from the Festival.  Photography should be for editorial use only. Any other use, including but not limited to commercial use and promotional use, is expressly prohibited and strictly enforced. Still images and footage may not be used for any commercial or retail purposes, and may only be used for promotional purposes with the written permission of the person(s) depicted in such image(s). Print and online media may create capsule reviews, feature articles, and mentions for any Festival film regardless of format, on the condition that reviews for films with US distribution be held until the film is released commercially.* Any violations of these guidelines will result in revocation of media credential(s) and removal from the Festival, and may result in legal action.

    Credentialed media for the Chicago Latino Film Festival may review all Festival films on the condition that full reviews for films with distribution agreements are held until the film opens commercially (embargo). As a courtesy, the Festival also asks that any film review indicate that the film was shown at the Chicago Latino Film Festival or the corresponding ILCC Program for which the event is being accredited to the Media outlet. Reviews for films or performances without distribution agreements at the time of their selection for the Festival may run at any time and are encouraged. For the purposes of this year’s Festival, reviews are defined as articles, essays, website/ blog posts, or any other critically focused pieces longer than a mention or capsule review that reflects a tone of subjective judgment or opinion. Capsule reviews, feature articles, and mentions are permissible for all films, regardless of distribution status. Capsule reviews are defined as short blurbs, including opinions, of 200 words or less. Feature articles may include stories written about a film’s production, the filmmaker, or the cast – including interviews – and are typically 200 words or longer. Mentions are defined as film title lists or a brief description of a film, typically 25 words or less, as part of a larger article.

    Please enjoy the following resources about the ILCC and our mission to support and present Latino culture in Chicago.

    THE ILCC’S YEAR-ROUND CHICAGO LATINO MUSIC SERIES PRESENTS THE LEVITT VIBE BELMONT CRAGIN MUSIC SERIES, JUNE 15-AUGUST 17

    Chicago (May 9, 2024) – The International Latino Cultural Center announces the inaugural season of the Levitt VIBE Belmont Cragin Music Series at Riis Park, 6100 W,. Fullerton Ave (behind the Field House) as part of their year-round Chicago Latino Music Series.

    The International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago Announces the Winner of the 40th Chicago Latino Film Festival Poster Competition

    The International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago (ILCC), producer of the Chicago Latino Film Festival (CLFF), announced today that  Missouri-based digital artist and videographer James Klein is the winner of the Festival’s annual poster competition. The ILCC received close to…

    The International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago Announces the First Ever Chicago Latino Dance Festival

    The festival, to be held from September 17 to October 12 in four separate venues, will feature more than 35 groups from the Chicago Metro area representing all forms of dance, from folkloric to contemporary, from Mexico to Argentina, Spain…

    The Chicago Latino Music Series Announces Concerts for Late March

    CHICAGO (March 8, 2023) – The International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago (ILCC) announced today the March concerts for their year-round Chicago Latino Music Series.  The ILCC, in co-production with the Instituto Cervantes as part of the Spanish institution’s annual…

    39th Chicago Latino Film Festival, April 13th-23rd, Announces First Wave of Titles

    CHICAGO (March 7, 2023) – The 39th Chicago Latino Film Festival announces the first wave of titles from the close to 100 feature and short length films from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the United States confirmed for the event. …

    The Canary Islands-Puerto Rican Connection

    The International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago (ILCC) and the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center (SRBCC) explore the cultural commonalities between Puerto Rico and the Canary Islands with the ILCC’s first concert in their year-round Chicago Latino Music Series.

    The 39th Chicago Latino Film Festival Announces Winner of Its Annual Poster Contest

    CHICAGO (January 24, 2023) – The International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago (ILCC), producer of the Chicago Latino Film Festival (CLFF), is proud to announce that Los Angeles-based graphic designer and illustrator Chenwei Xu is the winner of the Festival’s annual poster competition. The ILCC received…

    The International Latino Cultural Center Announces First Titles for Reel Film Club Series

    The International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago announces the first titles of its monthly series The Reel Film Club: the Colombian romantic comedy Crazy About You (Loco por vos) on Tuesday, January 31st and the Ecuadorian immigrant drama Emptiness (Vacío)…

    Home Sweet Home!

    It’s moving day at the International Latino Cultural Center! After renting out space out of the Instituto Cervantes Chicago for the last year or so, today we moved into what we expect to be our forever home. It’s a great…

    Let Your Art Be the Face of the 39th Chicago Latino Film Festival

    The International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago, producers of the Chicago Latino Film Festival, invites artists from all over the world, but especially from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the Latino communities in the United States, to participate in the…

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