About us

The London Latin American Film Festival is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the distribution and appreciation of Latin American films in the UK. This London based festival showcases the best of new Latin American cinema each year.

The film screenings and associated events we organise also raise awareness of Latin American culture and provide a positive image of one of the minority communities in the UK.

Recognising that there was a wealth of Latin American cinema that never got distribution in the UK, Eva Tarr Kirkhope, together with her late husband Tony Kirkhope, founded the London Latin American Film Festival in 1990. Since then, the festival has grown from strength to strength, becoming one of the biggest festivals of its kind outside Spanish speaking countries and bringing together the best of contemporary Latin American cinema.

In 2002 the festival introduced an exciting new competitive element: The London Latin American Film Festival Audience Award.

The festival has raised awareness and encouraged serious critical coverage of films from many Latin American countries. It has acted as a launch pad for the distribution of films that include:

Buena Vista Social Club by Wim Wenders,

Men With Guns by John Sayles

The Cloud by Fernando “Pino” Solanas

Moebius by Gustavo Mosquera

Maids by Fernando Meirelles,

Guantanamera by Tomas Gutierrez Alea & Juan Carlos Tapio

Strawberry & Chocolate by Tomas Gituierrez Alea

Salsa by Joyce German Bunuel

Dear Fidel: Marita’s Story by Wilfried Huismann

Taxi For Three by Orlando Lubbert

Cabeza de Vaca by Nicolas Echeverria

Dona Erlinda And Her Son by Jaime Humberto Hermosillo

Subway To The Stars by Carlos Dieguez

Alias La Gringa by Alberto “Chicho” Durant

Danzon by Maria Novaro

The Place in the World by Adolfo Aristarain

Wild Horses by Marcelo Pineyro

La Frontera by Ricardo Larrain

Cronos by Guillermo del Toro

The Shipwreck by Miguel Littin

La Estrategia del Caracol by Sergio Cabrera

Terra em Transe by Glauber Rocha

Deep Crimson by Arturo Ripstein

Foreign Land by Walter Salles & Daniela Thomas

The Battle Of Chile by Patricio Guzman

The City by David Ryker,

Perdita Durango by Alex de la Iglesia

Do Not Tell Anyone by Francisco Lombardi

Man Facing Southeast by Eliseo Subiela

Love Is A Fat Woman by Alejandro Agresti

Like Water For Chocolate by Alfonso Arau