excellence and innovation in contemporary independent film/video and new media by Latin artists. In addition to a number screenings, they host installations, workshops and performances. Many of the events are free or pay-what-you-can (PWYC).
A good number of the events will also have the artist(s) in attendance. Check their website here for details. The festival runs until Sunday night, when it closes with an awards screening and closing ceremony.
11th aluCine Toronto Latin Film & Media Arts Festival
November 18-21, 2010
aluCine is organized by Southern Currents / Corrientes del Sur, a Toronto-based, non-for-profit organization dedicated to the development and presentation of contemporary media art by local artists of Latin American heritage; the presentation of international Latino works in Canada; and the presentation of Canadian works in Latin America and elsewhere.
The 11th aluCine Toronto Latin Film & Media Arts Festival will open on November 18 and run until November 21. The opening Film Gala on Thursday November 18 will take place at the Innis Town Hall at 2 Sussex Ave. The following three nights, Friday to Sunday, November 19-21, will be located at The Polish Combatant's Association at 206 Beverly Ave.
Engaging artist talks with visiting filmmakers and curators will follow most screenings. Tickets are available one hour in advance for each scheduled screening at the current venues.
11th aluCine Toronto Latin Film & Media Arts Festival showcases and disseminates the work of emerging and established Latin artists living in Canada and the Diaspora through an annual festival, year-round events and touring exhibitions in Latin America.
aluCine is one of the largest Latin media arts festival in North America; screening independent films of all genres along with new media installations, video performance and video art. Every year aluCine features unique programming reflecting a broad range of issues, identities and currents from Latin-America, Canada and abroad.