This years Organiser

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Embassy of Cuba in Wellington

Kia Ora to all our friends in Aotearoa New Zealand!

It gives me great pleasure to extend to you all a very warm welcome to the sixteenth edition of the Latin America and Spain Film Festival (LASFF), on behalf of the Embassies accredited to New Zealand and Australia that will take part in the organization of this event.

The Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in New Zealand will be leading the coordination efforts for this LASFF’s edition, and it’s an honour to update you on some of our work that has allowed this fascinating event to come to fruition.

This year, we have eleven nations participating in LASFF. On our official website, you will be able to find a complete programme, with all details and a synopsis for each of the films from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela. We suggest also that you follow us on social media, especially through our event Facebook page:

Our festival aims to connect New Zealanders with our cultures, by experiencing and enjoying recent productions from our film industries. As part of our ongoing commitment to community involvement, I’m delighted to announce that LASFF will continue to offer free admission to the public, given our goal of reaching every possible audience.

Since its very first edition, LASFF has strengthened partnerships and improved relations with numerous art centres and academic institutions around the country. Although based in Wellington, LASFF will be travelling around both islands, to places such as Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Upper Hutt and Whanganui. The festival is spreading all over the country and for the very first time, I am glad to announce Taupo, Queenstown and Waiheke as our new stunning venues.

We would also like to express our gratitude to everyone involved in the organization of this event. LASFF would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors, the dedicated work from the embassies staff and the effort from diverse teams organized by the local community, including some Kiwi – Latin groups. Special thanks to the Wellington City Council, Te Papa Museum, New Zealand universities and venues around the country for your continuous encouragement, assistance and for embracing the spirit that has allowed LASFF to continue running over the years.

Last but not least, it’s our duty to voice our appreciation to our respective governments and to the talented filmmakers from Latin America and Spain who have made their work available for all of us to enjoy.

Don’t miss out! We strongly recommend that you experience our wonderful Hispanic world through the 16th edition of LASFF… Luces, cámara… ¡Acción!


Mario Alzugaray

Ambassador of Cuba.

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


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