About the festival

The Latin America & Spain Film Festival (LASFF) is a cultural event dedicated to contemporary cinematographic productions from Latin America and Spain.

It is also a non-profit event which aims to gather both Latin America and Spain, and other communities in New Zealand through the big screen.

The Festival is run by all the Latin American and Spanish Embassies resident in Wellington along with other Latin American Embassies based in Canberra, Australia. The Festival has become very popular and during the 2013 edition, more than 5000 spectators enjoyed the films.

This year we have 11 participating nations from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela.

The selection include a wide range of genres, topics and styles, giving the general public and cinephiles a chance to immerse themselves into the languages  – Spanish and Portuguese –  as well as  the cultural  and social aspects of our countries.

While still based in Wellington, LASFF will be travelling to Birkenhead, Upper Hutt, Christchurch, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Wanganui and Palmerston North with the support of academics, cultural associations and students.

Our Vision

Our aim is to celebrate the Latin American and Spanish culture by bringing the New Zealand community together into the public realm.

LASFF offers the opportunity to have contact with Latin American and Iberian cultures through one of the most successful ways of communication, the cinema.

While providing a sense of “home away from home” to the fast growing Latin American community in the Wellington Region, LASFF has been gaining popularity over the years and increasing number of people from a variety of backgrounds have been attending the Festival.

With the aim of reaching a still larger audience each year and targeting different groups, all screenings will be free of charge.

As part of this new initiative, the Festival is promoting partnerships with academic institutions, art centres and corporate sponsors around the country.

Free Entry

LASFF is an annual non-profit event which aims to gather both Latin America and Spain, and other communities of New Zealand through the big screen.
This year, LASFF has promoted new partnerships with art centres and academic institutions around the country, making it possible for the screenings to be free of charge and therefore more accessible to the wider community. A larger number of people will enjoy a selection of films and a variety of themes and will get a closer experience with the Latin American and Spanish cultures.


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