The Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (VLAFF) is a charitable organization with the mission to exhibit and promote Latin American films in Vancouver, BC, Canada. We showcase the works of both emerging and established independent filmmakers from across Latin American and the diaspora.

Since 2003, every September we present our annual 11-day festival to explore and celebrate the art of contemporary Latin American and Latin-Canadian filmmaking.

VLAFF provides Vancouver audiences with the opportunity to experience a dynamic selection of contemporary Latin American cinema and interact with guest filmmakers from around the world.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the small size of our Festival, we are only able to accept submissions for the following categories:

-Short Film Competition - short films by Latin American directors or with Latin American content
-Canada Looks South - feature and short films by Latin-Canadian/Canadian directors with Latin American content; and, short films by Indigenous directors.

Our feature-length film programs will be curated this year by the Programming team by invitation.

Awards & Prizes

Short Film Competition (for fiction and documentary shorts) - $500 (CDN)

Youth Choice Award for Best New Director (no cash prize)
Audience Award (no cash prize)

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