The Latin American Film Festival (LAFF) was a film festival dedicated to Latin American cinema, held annually in the city of Utrecht, Netherlands, from 2005 to 2013.
Hundreds of films were screened, over a hundred Latin American guests travelled to the Netherlands and over a hundred thousand visitors visited the festival. Every year during spring, Utrecht turned into the Latin American cinema capital of the Netherlands, with films, lectures, debates, music, dance, Q&A;’s, karaoke, talkshows, awards and educational screenings.
Due to the current financial climate in the cultural sector and the fact that this situation is not likely to change on a short notice, the LAFF foundation was dissolved as of January 1st 2014.
Although the festival is no longer running, it had a huge impact on the local and global Latin film industry, and we hope to see it return again one day!