This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Chicago Latino Film Festival, annually celebrated since 1985. The Festival is sponsored by numerous national corporations, local Hispanic and Latino communities and was initially organized by the International Latino Cultural Center also referred to as ILCC. The prime focus of the Film Festival is to feature and promote Latin American filmmakers, elude from typical stereotypes of Hispanics and Latinos as well as feature the diversity found amongst the Latino community.
In light of promoting a non-competitive environment and to allow the feature of artistic and educational value of all films, the Chicago Latino Film Festival only allocates two awards, those being the Audience Choice Award and the Gloria Achievement Award. The 30th Chicago Latino Film Festival is in full swing having begun on Tuesday April 3rd and will continue until next Thursday, April 17th.
For more information on the Chicago Latino Film Festival click here.