Lights, Camera, Action: San Diego Latino Film Festival 2024 Guide

Stories from across Latin America are ready to unfold at the San Diego Latino Film Festival! Prepare yourself for a cultural adventure that will leave you enriched and entertained.

Peek into the past, present, and future of the Latino film scene at the San Diego Latino Film Festival. With awakening and thought-provoking films, exclusive interviews, and rich programs, this fair will give you a deeper understanding of Hispanic culture!

If you’ve been yearning to delve deep into the minds of accomplished artists and filmmakers, then the 2024 Latino Film Festival in San Diego is just the experience you’ve been waiting for. Imagine finding that spark of inspiration from a vast field of inventively striking films.

But it doesn’t stop there. Alongside these exceptional film exhibitions, the festival also hosts a multitude of panel discussions.

In these discussions, you can get involved, sharing your thoughts and inquiries regarding various film topics and the ever-evolving landscape of the film industry.

Be prepared to embark on a memorable journey that transcends the boundaries of the silver screen. This event is designed to enhance your comprehension of film culture within the framework of an immersive and enriching experience.

Follow along to learn everything you need about the annual San Diego Latino Film Festival.

The Big Screen Awaits: San Diego Latino Film Fest

Embrace the spirit of Latino cinema at the San Diego Latino Film Festival from March 14, 2024, to March 24, 2024.

Cinema Retreat: The San Diego Latino Film Festival 2024 Venue

The festival is spread across multiple theater locations in San Diego. Films will be screened at AMC Misson Valley 20 – 1640 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego, CA 92108 and Digital Gym Cinema – 1100 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Diego, CA 92101.

San Diego Latino Film Festival Film Categories

Got your heart set on a documentary? Perhaps you’re more into narrative shorts? Whichever it is, the Latin American Festival 2024 San Diego features multiple categories bound to impress.

People dancing at the San Diego Latino Film Festival in San Diego, CA, USA

Here are some of the categories:

  • Narrative Feature – 60 min or more
  • Documentary Feature – 60 min or more
  • Narrative Short – 30 min or less
  • Documentary Short – 30 min or less
  • Local Film (Frontera) – Narrative Feature: 60 min or more
  • Local Film (Frontera) – Documentary Feature: 60 min or less
  • Local Film (Frontera) – Narrative Short: 30 min or less
  • Local Film (Frontera) – Documentary Short: 30 min or less
  • Youth Short – 30 min or less
  • Episodic Content – 30 min or less
  • Music Video – 5 min or less

Note: Films are in Spanish audio, but they all have English subtitles.

A Sneak Peek into San Diego Latino Film Festival 2024

SD Premiere of A24s Problemaista

Get ready for an electrifying, exciting celebration at the San Diego Latino Film Festival 2024. This richly cultural event promises to take you on a unique cinematic journey.

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Highlighting the festivity is the San Diego premiere of Problemista, a fascinating film by Julio Torres. This special advance screening is courteously provided by the prominent A24 Films.

Daily Live Music and Entertainment

Need a quick break from the big screen? Then, move your body and dance to exhilarating beats at the event’s live concert series.

Expect to see and sing along with talented musicians from various genres at the Latino Festival 2024.

March 14, 2024

    • The sounds of Funky Disco will be electrified by DJ Memory Lounge
    • San Diego’s own legend, Celina Heredia, famously known as “Yaya”
    • Israel Maldonado, the guitar sensation, is a constant supporter of the San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF).

March 15, 2024

  • Experience the magic of Dance On-film Performance!
  • Delight in the magnificent vocal performance by Johana Gand!

March 16, 2024

  • The Fab Rock Styling of Lead Vocalist Linda Owlen
  • A tribute to Peruvian legends Los Mirlos, a performance by Pablo Garduño y su Chicha!

March 17, 2024

  • Experience the exquisite Flamenco performance by the supremely talented Ms. Sonny and her troupe, Flamenco with Roots!
  • Delight in an enchanting Fashion Show presented by the budding models of All of Us Productions, steered by Carmen Reyes
  • Savor the unique blend of Rock Alternativo presented by El Bernal, which is lined up for Monday’s festivity.

March 18, 2024

  • Experience a live DJ set in the vibrancy of the SDLFF Lounge!

March 19, 2024

  • Lose yourself in the lively beats of a Live DJ at the San Diego Latino Film Festival Lounge!

March 20, 2024

  • Experience on-site music with a live DJ at the SDLFF Lounge!

March 21, 2024

  • DJ NIAYUKU will perform at the SDLFF Lounge!

March 22, 2024

  • Don’t miss Femina Fatal, the hit rapper from Tijuana!

March 23, 2024

  • The amazing Flamenco with Roots, led by the talented Ms. Sonny, never fails to impress!

March 24, 2024

  • Join and cheer on the gifted students from Eastlake’s Avant Garde Music Company, led by Antonio Grajeda, on AGMC Day

San Diego Latino Film Festival Passes

5‑Ticket Pack: $50

Access to 5 film showings (With a $60 value)

Film Pass: $120

  • Access to 11 film screenings
  • 11 film programs
  • VIP Priority Seating

Festival Pass: $225

  • Access to all film screenings
  • 150+ film programs
  • VIP Priority Seating
  • Access to VIP Lounge

All-Access VIP Pass: $300

  • Complete access to ALL programs and activities
  • 150+ film programs
  • Admission for Sabor Latino: Food, Beer and Wine Festival
  • VIP Priority Seating
  • Admission to the Opening Night Party
  • Access to VIP Lounge
  • Admission to the Closing Night Party
  • One-year Digital Gym Cinema Membership

Click here to purchase your passes.

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A Cinematographic Adventure: San Diego Latino Film Festival

From compelling drama to heartwarming comedies, the San Diego Film Festival Latino offers a cinematic buffet like no other. This event brings together the best talent from the Latin American film industry and beyond.

Find yourself lost in the wealth of independent and mainstream cinema, presented in all its glory for film enthusiasts.

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This year, don’t miss the chance to meet people and gain new experiences at one of the San Diego Film Festivals.

It’s not every day that you get to talk to your favorite directors, snap some selfies with beloved actors, and rub shoulders with your fellow cinephiles.

Get your tickets now and embrace your creativity with people who share your interest. While at it, extend your trip and go shopping in Mission Valley or explore the beach in the Pacific Ocean with a San Diego vacation package!


Start Date:

March 14, 2024 @ 8:00 am CDT

End Date:

March 24, 2024 @ 5:00 pm CDT




Media Arts Center San Diego

2039 29th Street
San Diego, CA 92104 United States


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Written by Anne Joyce Raymundo

Anne is a Filipino writer who formerly managed and created marketing strategies and materials for numerous websites and eCommerce platforms. Now, her voice...

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