11 Latino Film Festivals 2017 in the East Coast
Visual art is an important tool used to promote or disenfranchise people. Film is one of those art forms used to portray peoples in a certain perspective. For too long, people of color haven’t had agency in telling their own stories. But things are changing! Here are 11 Latino film festivals on the East Coast that have created spaces for filmmakers who are rewriting the narrative.
RHODE ISLAND: Providence Latin American Film Festival
Founded in 1992, the Providence Latin American Film Festival claims to be the largest of its kind in all of New England. For five days straight from September 27 to October 1, 2017, the festival features films from Spain, Portugal, and all of Latin America and conducts panel discussions, music concerts, and exhibitions. This is a competitive film festival where a jury selects a winner of the Fernando Birri Award for the Director’s Opera Prima.