13th Annual Hola México Film Festival Returns For In-Person Audiences

The 13th Annual Hola México Film Festival presented by DishLATINO will return in-person September 17-25 for Hispanic Heritage Month.

Coinciding with Hispanic Heritage Month, the 13th Annual Hola México Film Festival will return September 17-25 and allow film enthusiasts to gather for the celebration of Mexican filmmakers and films. Presented by DishLATINO, the festival will feature 21 films with Jorge Michel Grau’s “Perdida” raising the event’s curtain.

Founded in 2008, the film festival is the largest Mexican Film Festival outside of Mexico. Its universal goal is to shed a light of recognition on all talent in Mexican cinematography while inspiring the future and sharing the culture’s stories that are often overlooked.

The Hola México Film Festival is comprised of the following sections: México AhoraDocumentalEl Otro México, and Nocturno

  • México Ahora features the best of Mexican films released in recent years, covering every genre. 
  • Documental includes notable non-fiction films made by Mexican filmmakers. 
  • El Otro Mexico highlights experiences of Mexicans rarely portrayed on screen, skillfully presenting perceptive narratives that challenge the status quo.
  • The Nocturno section offers offbeat stories and horror films. 

Hola México Film Festival also connects Latino filmmakers based in Los Angeles to resources and industry leaders through its mentor program, Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today (TFT). The program’s main goal is to increase the Latino workforce in the global filmmaking industry by becoming the bridge that cultivates and develops inclusion, supports the development of Latino content, and fosters meaningful collaborations amongst its participants and the top industry leaders in Los Angeles, México and Latin America.

This year’s Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today returns in-person and continues to help develop a creative community of like-minded individuals. Now in its sixth year, TFT has selected a group of emerging U.S.-based filmmakers with roots expanded throughout Latin America for a 9-day in-person program to elevate Latino representation within the industry. Full list of short-films that will be presented before feature films can be found here.

Hola Mexico Film Festival Short-Selection

“Although Hola México Film Festival continued in 2020 in a virtual format, we deeply missed the irreplaceable communal experience of being with each other to showcase the strength and diversity of Mexican cinema. Through the enduring power of the cinematic arts community, we are absolutely thrilled to welcome back film lovers and finally be able to gather and embrace in-person during the 2021 Hola México Film Festival,” said Samuel Douek, Founder & Director. “We look forward to helping ensure that Mexican filmmaking continues to grow and prosper for years to come.”

The 13th annual Hola Mexico Film Festival presented by DishLATINO will take place at Regal Cinemas LA Live, located at 1000 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015; Opening & Closing ceremonies will take place at LA Plaza de Cultura Y Artes.

As public health measures from the County of Los Angeles are rapidly changing, information on social distancing and/or mask requirements will be clarified closer to event date.

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