About Us

The Latin American Film Center, Inc. is a nonprofit organization which aims to develop a film center in New York City that will be:

  • a showcase for first-run, classic, documentary and experimental films from and about Latin America and the Caribbean

  • a center for research on the history of film, filmmaking and the film industry in the region

  • the core of a program of cultural outreach to New York area communities that have ties to that region

  • a nexus uniting far-flung academic circles engaged in the examination of a range of moving image studies.   

The development of the Latin American Film Center will involve building and establishing a single site a theater of two to four screens, a conference room, a film archive and research facilities. Check out our preliminary architectural design below!




As a center we aim to:

AWAKEN, through film and other media, the consciousness of the New York public to the rich tapestry of Latin American and Caribbean experience, its cultural, historical and social heritage, as well as current challenges;

ENCOURAGE the preservation and promotion of such films and related media with a view to broadening the understanding of Latin American and Caribbean stories and ideas; and 

PROVIDE a gathering place, discussion forum and research center for film lovers and scholars, for those with roots in the regions, and for the general public who have an interest in Latin America and the Caribbean.


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