The Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (VLAFF) is a charitable organization with the mission to exhibit and promote Latin American cinema in Canada. We showcase the works of both emerging and established independent filmmakers and media artists in a range of formats from experimental to documentary to classic narrative.

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

Submissions for the 19th Vancouver Latin American Film Festival will open on FEBRUARY 15, 2021.

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Deadline October 30, 2020

Submissions for the 19th Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (Aug/Sept 2021) will open on FEBRUARY 15, 2021.

Short Film Competition (fiction, animation and documentary shorts) - $500 (CAD)
Best New Director Award - $600 (CAD)

Can I submit a documentary? Yes!! The Festival welcomes fiction and non-fiction films and all options will be considered for all of its sections.

All films must be 2020-2021.

Overall Rating
  • Timothy Wolfer

    This festival packs a lot of punch. With a huge online following who are engaged along with a dedicated staff this has been one of the top festivals I have had the pleasure to be a part of. Really glad we entered The Right Girls and hope to work with them again in the future.

    September 2020
  • This was an incredible opportunity to showcase the work of Latin American filmmakers. Excellent festival, AMAZING FILMS. I am not only happy to have been part of this festival, but I highly recommend it... Congratulations to VLAFF.

    September 2019