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Embassy of Mexico in Wellington

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

On behalf of the participating Embassies of Latin America and Spain accredited to New Zealand and Australia, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the seventeenth edition of the Latin America and Spain Film Festival (LASFF).

This year, the Mexican Embassy in New Zealand is coordinating the Festival. On our official website, www.lasff.co.nz, you will soon be able to view the full programme, film information and screening details for each of the films from eleven countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Spain, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay. You might also wish to follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/LASFFNEWZEALAND/

This is a highly significant event for our countries, offering free admission to contemporary cinematic productions, to be showcased in at least 12 cities around New Zealand. It aims to connect the locals with our exceedingly rich cultures, each with its unique identity. We hope these films will re-ignite Kiwi’s natural curiosity to know more, to travel and discover for themselves the many faces of our wonderful countries.

We are most grateful to everyone involved in the organisation of this event. There is no question that the LASFF would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors, the dedicated work by the staff from all the embassies and the efforts of a number of teams organised by the local community. Our special thanks go to the Wellington City Council, Massey University and venues around the country for their kind assistance and encouragement. The building excitement has been palpable and the community’s continued faith in this project, invaluable.

We would also like to express our most sincere gratitude to our respective governments and of course to the talented filmmakers and actors from Latin America and Spain who have created this remarkable body of work and made it available for our shared enjoyment.

Muchas gracias!

José Gerardo Traslosheros
Ambassador of Mexico

Embassies which have organised the Festival in previous years

  • 2016: Spain
  • 2015: Argentina
  • 2014: Chile
  • 2013: Brazil
  • 2012: Mexico
  • 2011: Spain
  • 2010: Cuba
  • 2009: Argentina
  • 2008: Chile
  • 2007: Brazil
  • 2006: Mexico
  • 2005: Chile
  • 2004: Argentina
  • 2003: Peru
  • 2002: Mexico

Embassies

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Argentina
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Ecuador
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Brazil
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Mexico
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Chile
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Peru
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Colombia
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Spain
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Costa Rica
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Uruguay
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Cuba