Join us for the 29th Annual Providence Latin American Film Festival!
Visit the PLAFF website for a full listing of featured films, locations, information on screenings, and COVID-19 Protocols.
In 1993 the Providence Latin American Film Festival (PLAFF) was first founded as the “Festival of the New Latin American Cinema” and began as an opportunity for Latin American film directors to exhibit their work and to promote understanding of varied Latin-American cultures.We have been honored that the late-Mr. Fernando Birri, considered to be the founding father of New Latin American Cinema, had held the role of the festival’s Honorary President for many years. In early 2009, Mr. Birri’s filmography was retained by Brown University for scholarly work.
Over the years, PLAFF has continued this mission of promoting greater awareness and appreciation of excellence and achievement in Latin American motion picture arts through public screenings, as well as educational and other cultural programs, and thereby celebrating the vitality and creative contributions of Latin American cultures.PLAFF has had the honor of presenting three-lifetime achievement awards to Danny Glover (2000), Anthony Quinn (2001), and Antonio Banderas (2002). We hope to continue the tradition of celebrating contributions to the Latin film arts.