BLIFF's core mission is to promote the art of storytelling on film by the diverse voices originating in the Spanish-speaking cultures of the Americas and beyond.
What We Do
The Boston Latino International Film Festival is Boston’s first film festival devoted to the Spanish-speaking cultures of North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. Since 2001, more than 500 films have been screened at the Festival. The Festival has expanded its international scope, and now attracts submissions from more than 20 countries, including Spain and other countries. BLIFF holds its Festival annually in October, as a cornerstone event for Boston's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The week-long Festival attracts more than 1,000 film-festival goers, many from the city’s Latino community. BLIFF screens feature films, documentaries, and short films created by filmmakers telling stories that reflect Hispanic culture and community around the world. These films are award winners in international festivals and are praised by audiences and critics.