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23rd Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

May 31, 2021

The 23rd annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (#CLAIFF23) will be held June 9-13, 2021 online and in Austin, Texas.

CLAIFF will once again provide a rare showcase of films and videos from Latin America (North, Central, South America, and the Caribbean) and the Iberian Peninsula. The film festival celebrates films and videos made by or about Latinx in the U.S. or the rest of the world, as well as films and videos by or about indigenous groups of the Americas are also featured.

All films will be available to stream virtually to all Texas audiences with select titles offered free. View the full program and get your tickets at

Get a glimpse at the CLAIFF23 program-

Dir. Mariem Pérez Riera
A look at the life and work of Rita Moreno from her humble beginnings in Puerto Rico to her success on Broadway and in Hollywood.
Dir. Tracey Deer
Twelve-year-old Beans is on the edge: torn between innocent childhood and delinquent adolescence; forced to grow up fast to become the tough Mohawk warrior she needs to be during the Indigenous uprising known as The Oka Crisis, which tore Quebec and Canada apart for 78 tense days in the summer of 1990.
Co-presented by the Texas Archive of the Moving Image
A series of films and videos shot and/or produced in Texas, to showcase the wide variety of work being produced in the state by filmmakers with varied backgrounds. Two feature films and nine short films are scheduled during this year’s festival.
As a celebration of filmmakers on the rise, the Emergencia Youth Film Competition represents a special section of the festival showcasing works by filmmakers 19 years of age or younger. The lineup represents a selection of fourteen titles from the USA and abroad.