In 1993, the Providence Latin American Film Festival (PLAFF) originally named the “Festival of the New Latin American Cinema” began as an opportunity for Latin American film directors to exhibit their work. Over the year's, the Festival has been known as one of the most well-respected and unique events in the nation. PLAFF is one of the longest running events of it's kind in New England, and brings together different nationalities encompassing the Latin American continent, the United States, the Spanish speaking Caribbean, Spain, and Portugal to celebrate and discuss their similarities and differences, and share them with the community in a positive way.

The Providence Latin American Film Festival (PLAFF) is held annually during the last week pf September in the heart of Rhode Island’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, promotes the Latin-American culture through the screening of feature, documentary, animated and short films. Filmmakers from around the globe have screened their films at this event. Many of these filmmakers are well known in their native countries, while many others are up and coming. PLAFF offers them and their stories exposure in the American market.

PLAFF typically screens films made by filmmakers from Mexico, Central America, South America, the Spanish speaking Caribbean, Spain, and Portugal, and filmmakers in the United States of Latin American descent.

One of our key goals is to make PLAFF accessible to filmmakers and to make the films accessible to our festival-going community. As a result, we do not charge a fee for submitting films to PLAFF for consideration and we do not charge attendees to see films at our festival. By submitting your film, you agree that if selected, you will allow the Providence Latin American Film Festival (PLAFF) to screen your film during the 2020 Providence Latin American Film Festival at no charge.

Overall Rating
  • We are very honored to have been part of PLAFF 2020, with our film "Two autumns in Paris". We know the importance to keep making and showing art in spite of the difficulties, as COVID -19. We wish to you many editions more and success

    December 2020
  • Diego Arandojo

    Thanks for all, PLAFF! Best.

    October 2020
  • Thank you very much
    We lived being at the Festival With Outburst

    October 2020