In 1995, A La Brava Productions/Cine Sin Fin founded the first East L.A. Chicano Film Festival (now the Chicano International Film Festival). Since 1995, the film festival...
The Chicano International Film Festival (ChIFF) is dedicated to advancing the awareness and understanding of Chicana/o history, culture and expression...
Plaza de la Raza is the oldest multi-disciplined community arts center presenting Latino culture in the United States. Located inside historic, Lincoln Park...
ChIFF Impact Award Recipient: Josefina López
Josefina López , Chicana playwright and Founder of Casa0101 Theater in Boyle Heights, perhaps best known as the author of the play Real Women Have Curves, is this year's ChiFF Impact Award Recipient!
Josefina is being recognized for her contribution to the Boyle Heights community in East LA which ranges from establishing at least 2 playhouse theaters, employing a full staff of young Chcana/o film students and having a personal impact on many, countless people. We invite you to celebrate her overall contribution to Chicana/o Culture and personal success this weekend!
Dont miss a chance to speak with this Chicana chingona!Click Here to See an Interview with Josefina
LA Premiere: The Other Barrio
This independent feature film directorial debut from Producer/Director Dante Betteo is based on a noir short story by San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia, (Special Panelist with ChIFF).
Shot on location in San Francisco and based on true events, THE OTHER BARRIO tells the story of housing inspector Roberto Morales as he investigates the suspicious circumstances of a fatal fire in a residential hotel in San Francisco’s rapidly gentrifying Mission District and finds himself face-to-face with murder in the streets, corruption at City Hall and the mysterious Sofia Nido, a beautiful but dangerous flame from his past.
Raised in the Latino Mission District, Morales used to play with neighborhood friends where expensive condos are now going up, and he resents the fact that development is eating away at the old flavor and character of The City and that evictions are driving out longtime residents of the barrio who are replaced by tech industry workers inundating the neighborhood. He suspects arson is behind the fatal blaze that killed seven people but is under pressure from his boss to report fire hazards as the cause....Read More
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