LOCAL FILM: Black Friday Sale! Get your discounted 2017 San Diego Latino Film Festival passes!


Dear KNSJ,

The holidays are here! Buy yourself and your loved ones a discounted #SDLFF pass on Black Friday! 
The 24th San Diego Latino Film Festival launches March 16th, 2017! Purchase your discounted pass on Black Friday and celebrate 11 days of Latino movies, art, entertainment, special guests and much more!

All-Access Passes and Film Passes are up to 30% off!

Our Black Friday sale will go live at midnight on Friday, November 25th. Online only at sdlatinofilm.com.

*Limited quantities! Passes will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.
Stay tuned for more upcoming promotions!

All-Access Festival Pass
Includes the following benefits:

  • Over 120+ film programs
  • Access to the VIP Priority Seating Line which grants early admittance to every show
  • Sabor Latino Beer & Wine Festival
  • Filmmaker workshops
  • Entrance to after parties
  • 1 year FREE CINE CLUB Amigo membership
  • Plus, special benefits during the festival and throughout the year at our Digital Gym CINEMA North Park with your Membership Card!
  • Limit two per customer. — a $1,400 value


Film Pass
Includes the following benefits:

  • Entrance to 11 films of your choosing
  • Access to the VIP Priority Seating Line which grants early admittance to every show
  • Film Pass holders can redeem their 11 films online or at the Box Office. Make your film selections early to ensure availability for popular screenings!
  • Limit two per customer. — a $126.50 value.



As one of the biggest & longest-running Latino film festivals in the nation, the San Diego Latino Film Festival is the perfect festival to showcase your film! Every March, the best and most critically-acclaimed films of Ibero-America and the U.S. come to San Diego along with world-renowned filmmakers, actors, programmers, distributors, industry representatives and journalists. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this 11-day experience which attracts an audience of more than 22,000 attendees from San Diego and our neighboring cities of Tijuana, Mexico and Los Angeles, CA. This upcoming edition is destined to be our best one yet as we prepare to enhance our existing showcases and gear up to introduce exciting new programs, activities, and initiatives. This is your chance to be a part of our festival’s enduring legacy! Submit early for discounted entry fees!

The following is just a taste of what filmmakers and attendees can experience by participating in the upcoming San Diego Latino Film Festival:

* 160+ feature and short films to be screened

* over 100 guest filmmakers and actors

* SDLFF Awards Competition

* SDLFF Awards Ceremony

* Workshops/Seminars with industry representatives and filmmakers

* SDLFF’s annual “Cine Gay”, “Frontera Filmmakers”, and “Para la Familia” showcases

* Annual showcase of “Latinos in TV”

* Tributes to acclaimed filmmakers, actors/actresses

* “Sonido Latino” @ the Fest

* Pre-Fest Launch Parties

* “Best of Fest” showcase

* Opening and Closing Night Gala Celebrations

* Free Student Outreach Screenings

* “Meet the Filmmaker” Dialogues



Twenty-four years ago, Media Arts Center San Diego’s, San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF) was originally established as a student film festival focusing on works by Latinos and/or about the Latino Experience. Since then, the SDLFF has developed into one of the largest, most respected and enduring Latino film festivals in the country. Over260,000 people have attended during the past twenty-four years, and over 2,450 films/videos from across Latin America and the United States have been screened. The SDLFF’s distinct legacy can be attributed to the combination of the programming and operational team’s unwavering persistence of finding the very best Latino content and the continuous support from our long-time patrons, sponsors, and community partners. Our Call for Entries is our official launch of the 2017 SDLFF season, and we are eager–and honored– to screen your work. Proceeds from our annual film festival benefit our year-round community outreach & education programs for children and teenagers!

Past festival guests have included renowned individuals as Gina Rodriguez, Kate del Castillo, Edward James Olmos, Plutarco Haza, Hector Jimenez, Gustavo Sánchez Parra, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Fina Torres, Armando Casas, Juan Manuel Bernal, Alejandro de la Madrid, Sergio Tovar Velarde, Carlos Bolado, Marimar Vega, Carmen Salinas, Eduardo España, Mauricio Islas, Erick Elías, Juan Pablo Medina, Eduardo Verastegui, Barbara Mori, Alfonso Arau, Angélica María, Dayanara Torres, Demián Bichir, America Ferrera, John Leguizamo, Bruno Baretto, Roselyn Sanchez, Alfonso Cuarón, Diego Luna, Gael García Bernal, Lupe Ontiveros, Bruno Bichir, Danny Trejo, Adal Ramones, Arturo Ripstein, Gregory Nava, Lourdes Portillo, Martha Higadera, and hundreds of other emerging and established Latino filmmakers.

For questions, please contact Juan Lopes at or call 619-230-1938.


Interested in being a Sponsor for the 24th Annual SDLFF?

Contact Festival Executive Director
Ethan van Thillo at 619-230-1938 or . We can create custom sponsorships packages to suit your needs from $2,500 to $75,000.


PRESENTING SPONSOR: SIMON FASHION VALLEY MALL. Major Sponsors: City of San Diego Commission for the Arts & Culture, U-T San Diego, Vida Latina- San Diego, Enlace. Screen Sponsors: San Diego Gas and Electric, National Endowment for the Arts. Filmmakers Lounge Presenting Sponsor: Verizon Showcase Sponsors:Televisa XEWT 12, KPBS, County of San Diego, El Latino Newspaper, Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), San Ysidro Health Center, La Nueva 106.5, Univision Radio San Diego, Qualcomm, American Library Association, National Endowment For The Humanities, National University Gala Sponsors: Stella Artois Uniradio, Radio Latina 104.5FM, Televisa XEWT 12, Vida Latina – San Diego, Univision, Hoy San Diego, Fiesta Hall. Award Sponsors: Wells Fargo, U-T San Diego, Simon Fashion Valley Mall Arte Latino Craft Market Sponsor: Mount Sain’t Mary’s University Los Angeles Venue Sponsors: AMC Independent, The Quad Alehouse, Music Box Film Sponsors: Latino Public Broadcasting, Flavored Layers,ScholarShare, Consulado General de Chile en Los Angeles, Consulado General de Mexico en San Diego, Viegjas Casino, The Star News, National Endowment For The Humanities, American Library Association, Unified Port of San Diego, Yelp, National City Chamber of Commerce, San Diego Magazine, Mission Federal Credit Union, Latino Scoop, Discovery en Español, San Diego La Prensa, Mujer Actual, Para Todos, Viejas Tribal Government, Bank of America, The Home Depot, Cross Border Xpress, Sprint. Official Magazine Sponsor: Giving Back Magazine. Official Hotel Sponsor: DoubleTree by Hilton. Newspaper Sponsors: El Mexicano, El Latino, San Diego City Beat. Official Spanish-Language Television Sponsors: Telemundo 33, Univision KBNT 17. Official Television Sponsors: Univision, Telemundo Official English-Language Television Sponsor: NBC 7 San Diego Official Spanish-Language Radio Sponsors: La Invasora 99.7 FM, Pulsar 107.3 FM, Uniradio 1470AM, La Poderosa 860. Official English-Language Radio Sponsors: Jammin’ Z90, 91x and Magic 92.5. Official Airline Sponsor: AeroMexico Contigo. Official Ground Transportation Sponsor: Five Star Tours. Official Train Transportation Sponsor: Amtrak. Attendee & Filmmakers Lounge Sponsors: DoBraza Brazilian Food, Starbucks Coffee, Frida’s Cocina, Patagonia Catering. Sabor Latino Sponsors: Cerveza Tolteca, Stella Artois, Univision Radio San Diego, Puente de Rus Bodegas, Lomita Vinicola Mexicana, Monte Xanic, Paoloni’s Wines, Alximia Vino Elemental, Baja Wine Food, Cavas Valmar, Bodegas de Santo Tomas, Adobe Guadalupe Vineyards & Inn, Aztec Brewery, Border X Brewery, Ballast Point Brewing, Lagunitas, Nickel Beer Co. Montejo Stella, San Diego Reader.