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LXiA in the News

Dec 19, 2024

Latino Film Institute Reveals 2024 Inclusion Fellows


The Latino Film Institute has selected 10 directors for the 4th annual LFI Inclusion Fellowship.

Dec 16, 2023

Latino Film Institute Announces 2024 LFI Inclusion Fellows

The Latino Film Institute (LFI) proudly unveiled 10 visionary directors selected for the 4th annual LFI Inclusion Fellowship. With support for the fourth consecutive year by the Netflix Fund for Creative Equity, each fellow will receive a $30,000 grant to produce a short film along with individualized mentorship and industry networking opportunities.

Oct 5, 2023

Latino Film Institute Taps Axel Caballero as CEO, Adds Pete Corona and Ivette Rodriguez as Board Members


Industry veteran Axel Caballero has been tapped as CEO of the Latino Film Institute, the organization founded by actor and advocate Edward James Olmos.

Jun 6, 2023


Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF), one of the most prestigious events in Latino cinema, took place May 31 – June 4, 2023 at the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre and TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood, CA. The lineup included feature films, short films, episodic works, animation, master classes, panels, networking sessions and musical performances.

May 23, 2023

LatinX in Animation Toons Up LALIFF 2023 Programming

Animation Magazine

LatinX in Animation (LXiA) announced its animation programming for the 22nd edition of the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF). This year’s animation program is back and better than ever as LXiA’s events will be embedded throughout the entirety of LALIFF, both in-person and virtually.

May 10, 2023


LALIFF with open with Searchlight Pictures' Flamin' Hot, directed by Eva Longoria, and close with A24's Problemista, written and directed by Julio Torres. More than 80 films, 19 world premieres, 100 Youth Cinema Project student films, an expanded industry program, and 15 music performances will be part of the 22nd Edition of LALIFF.

May 10, 2022

Latinx in Animation Sets Inaugural LALIFF Animation Day for 2021

Animation Magazine

LatinX in Animation (LXiA) is excited to announce its first-ever Animation Day as part of the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival‘s 20th edition. Co-founded in 1997 by actor, director and producer Edward James Olmos, LALIFF is a high-profile event that showcases the talents and perspectives of Latinx filmmakers from all over the world.

Mar 24, 2022

Latino animators break through at the Oscars. They hope change is just beginning

LA Times

Worlds of wonder have materialized in every frame of animated productions for a century, but it’s only in recent years that these realms — and the people who conjure them up — have begun to reflect a wider spectrum of racial and ethnic identities, cultures and lived experiences.

Feb 16, 2022

Latinx in Animation, Netflix Announce Spark Animation Fellows

Animation Magazine

In November 2021, LatinX in Animation (LXiA), a signature program under the Latino Film Institute (LFI), announced its first-ever LXiA Spark Animation Grant.

Jan 1, 2022

LALIFF 2024 Call for Submissions

Submissions to the 23rd Edition of LALIFF Are Now Open! We invite all Latino artists to participate in LALIFF 2024 by submitting their work for consideration.

Sep 3, 2021

OIAF 2021 Drops Official Trailer and New Program Highlights

Animation World Network

OIAF 21 runs online September 22 – October 3 featuring the most popular events of the live festival, including the Official Competition and Panorama screenings showcasing the best new animated films from around the world.

Aug 31, 2021

Netflix Launches Animation Mentorship Program For Underrepresented Communities

Cartoon Brew

Netflix Animation Foundations Program launches in September with a first intake of artists, who come from the Latinx and neurodiverse communities. Each will be paired with a mentor

Jul 20, 2021

Latinx is the focus of reinvigorated Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival

LA Times

For 2019, LALIFF is adding an animation master class to tap into a medium where Latinx creators are gaining prominence, and it’s focusing its sights on Latinx works, those conceived by U.S.-born or -raised artists with Latin American roots.

May 27, 2021

LALIFF & LatinX in Animation Reveal Shorts Program Presented by Cartoon Cartoons

Animation Magazine

The Latino Film Institute, the 20th Edition of the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF), will welcome its first-ever Animation Day on Friday, June 4. This unique industry day has a packed line-up of exclusive premieres, panel discussions, an animated shorts contest, and master classes. Organizing the event is one of Latino Film Institute’s signature programs, LatinX in Animation (LXiA).

May 3, 2021

L.A Latino International Film Festival Announces Full Slate — Film News in Brief


The full lineup for this year’s Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) has been released. The festival is set to take place June 2 – 6 with both in-person and virtual screenings.

Apr 14, 2021

This Festival isn’t Letting Coronavirus Stop It From Showcasing Latino Films

LA Times

At least one Los Angeles film festival isn’t letting a global pandemic prevent it from showcasing the work of Latino artists. Instead, it’s going virtual. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival announced LALIFF Connect. The free, online festival will allow quarantined viewers to stream feature films, shorts, episodics, masterclasses and live music on LALIFF’s website.

Mar 25, 2021

Women in Animation Spotlights Women of Color for 2021 Mentorship Program


The Women in Animation (WIA) 2021 spring mentorship program will be taking applications starting March 31, with a special focus on mentoring women of color through its Mentor Circles series.

Nov 12, 2019

SXSW: Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters And Filmmaker Erin Lee Carr Added As Keynotes


Latino Film Institute: Pipeline, Platform & Launch (Film & TV Industry): A conversation about the ideas and programs that LFI have placed into action to address the lack of representation in Hollywood and focus on the next generation of content creators.

Oct 16, 2019

Magdiela Hermida Duhamel: De Marvel Studios a educar a latinos para navegar la industria de la animación

CNN Español

Magdiela creó LatinX in Animation, la rama de animación del Instituto de Cine Latino de Los Ángeles, para promover la diversidad en la industria del entretenimiento y de animación.

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