Havana Film Festival NY Announces 20th Edition

The 20th Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) features an exceptional program with over 35 films from Cuba, Latin America and Latino filmmakers in the U.S. in their New York, U.S., and world premieres. Participating countries are: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay and the U.S. The event takes place April 9-16, 2019, with special events on April 5, 6, 8.

HFFNY is the longest-running Latino Film Festival in NYC; it presents an annual film experience and cultural event that New Yorkers eagerly look forward to, premiering the latest Latin films by prominent and emerging cinema visionaries throughout the continent. The festival offers an international rainbow of award-winning films, retrospectives, master classes, and panel discussions with notable local and international directors, actors, and producers. A full program and festival line-up will be available at www.HFFNY.com after March 4.


The most recent award-winning Latin American films compete for the Havana Star Prize for Best Film, Director, Screenplay, Actor/Actress, and Documentary

Havana on Film: A cinematic timeline of the vibrant city in celebration of its 500th anniversary

By Women for Women: Latinas Spark Change Behind and in Front of the Camera: A showcase of contemporary female filmmakers whose voices are changing Latin America's cinematic landscape

Green, please!: A series of movies that focus on environmental issues connected to the indigenous people of Latin America

Cinematic Visions from the Storyteller of Havana: An homage to Cuban director Fernando Pérez

An In Memoriam retrospective of the late Cuban director Rigoberto López


HFFNY offers free special events and screenings in partnership with local cultural institutions such as the Museum of the Moving Image, School of Visual Arts, New York Institute of Technology, and more.


HFFNY offers ticket discounts to students and senior citizens, and through its selection of Festival passes. It also advertises time-limited reduced price sales for screenings and events on its social media pages. For more information, follow us on social media at @hffny and visit us at www.HFFNY.com.

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