The LASA Film Festival and Exhibit takes place in connection with the LASA congress, every eighteen months. The Festival-Exhibit focuses on films with content related to Latin America in all of its aspects: history, peoples, economy, current issues, debates, arts, politics, etc. Films come from all over the globe, and they all have in common that Latin America is their focus. For that reason, the festival assigns special importance to the documentary genre in all of its scope. The Festival-Exhibit is also interested in creating bridges between creators and scholars—whenever possible, it coordinates screenings with the attendance of film directors. Additionally, the Festival-Exhibit features selected events in connection with the LASA Congress program: special sessions, workshops, presentations, etc. These characteristics make this festival unique among all other festivals dedicated to Latin American Film.
LASA Film Festival and Exhibit has been an important feature of the LASA congresses since 1983. Its trajectory and importance can be measured by the permanent presence of the LASA Festival’s awards in all important national and international film catalogs.
Submission will be received between January 5, 2007 and March 15, 2007