The 9th Film Week will take place from Tuesday September 18 to Sunday 23, 2018 at the University of Victoria’s Cinecenta. We are bringing to Victoria a sample of the best movies produced today in the Hispanic world. The 2018 line-up will feature movies from Argentina, Cuba, Mexico, Panama and Spain. Stay tuned to the line-up, trailers and more information to be posted in mid-August. We look forward to seeing you this September at Cinecenta. Hasta pronto!

2018 SCHEDULE & TRAILERS

Coming soon! Line-up and trailers to be posted in mid-August

HISPANIC FILM SOCIETY OF VICTORIA

The Hispanic Film Society of Victoria was established in 2013 with the aim of promoting Latin American and Spanish Cinema in Victoria through the organization of an annual Film Week at Cinecenta.

The Society continues the work of the organizing committee which has been in charge of setting up the Latin American and Spanish Film Week since 2010.

By becoming a Society, the members aim to engage more closely the diverse communities interested in cinema and the cultures of the Hispanic world.

We invite the public to attend the annual Film Week as well as getting in touch with us to learn more about our activities and the possibilities for volunteering.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Dan Russek (President)
  • Isabel Leal (Treasurer)
  • Susan Abrill (director at large)
  • Katya Gallegos (director at large)
  • Erin Campbell (director at large)
  • Lloyd Howard (2013-2017)
  • Chrissie Forster (2013-2016)
  • Nathan Kelerstein (2014-2016)
  • Zoey Ockenden (director at large - 2013/2014)
  • Dovi Kreger (director at large - 2013)

OUR SPONSORS


The 9th Latin American and Spanish Film Week was organized by the Hispanic Film Society of Victoria and sponsored by the Departments of Hispanic and Italian Studies, Art History and Visual Studies, and Gender Studies, the Division of Continuing Studies, the Faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences and Fine Arts, the Business School, the Center for Global Studies, and Latin American Studies at the University of Victoria. It also received support from the CRD Arts Development Service, BC Arts Council, Vancouver Island District Council of CUPE, the Consulate General of Mexico in Vancouver, Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel and Aeromexico.

Sponsors

past events

8th Latin American and Spanish Film Week

2017 poster
The 8th Latin American and Spanish Film Week took place from Tuesday 19 to Sunday 24 of September, 2017. The line-up included films from Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Mexico and Peru. Check out the complete line-up and film synopsis. the complete line-up and film synopsis PDF

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Photo Credits: Dan Russek

7th Latin American and Spanish Film Week

2016 poster
The 7th Latin American and Spanish Film Week took place from Monday 19 to Sunday 25 of September, 2016. The line-up included films from Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and Spain. Check out the complete line-up and film synopsis PDF

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Photo Credits: Carina Pogoler (2,3,4) and Dan Russek

6th Latin American and Spanish Film Week

2015 poster
The 6th Latin American and Spanish Film Week took place from Tuesday 22 to Sunday 27 of September, 2015. The line-up included films from Mexico, Brazil, Cuba, Argentina, and Spain. Check out the complete line-up and film synopsis PDF

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5th Latin American and Spanish Film Week

2014 poster
The 5th Latin American and Spanish Film Week took place from Tuesday 16 to Sunday 21 of September, 2014. The line-up included films from Argentina, Paraguay, Mexico, Uruguay and Spain. Check out the complete line-up and film synopsis PDF

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4th Latin American and Spanish Film Week

2012 poster
The 4th Latin American and Spanish Film Week took place from Tuesday 17 to Sunday 22 of September, 2013. This year’s line-up included films from US/Guatemala, Spain/Cuba, Mexico, Mexico/Argentina, Spain/Switzerland and Spain.Check out the complete line-up and film synopsis PDF

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3rd Latin American and Spanish Film Week

2012 poster
The 3rd Latin American and Spanish Film Week took place from Tuesday 18 to Sunday 23 of September, 2012. This year’s line-up included films from Brazil, Chile, Mexico/Spain, Perú, Cuba and Argentina.Check out the complete line-up and film synopsis PDF

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2nd Latin American and Spanish Film Week

2012 poster
The 2nd Latin American and Spanish Film Week from September 19 to 25, 2011, featured movies from Venezuela, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina and Spain. Check out the complete line-up and film synopsis PDF

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1st Latin American and Spanish Film Week

2012 poster
The 1st Latin American and Spanish Film Week took place from September 15 to 19, 2010. It featured movies from Cuba, USA, Mexico, Chile, and Argentina. Check out the complete line-up and film synopsis PDF

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IN THE MEDIA

Our Film Week has been featured in radio programs and the news media. Check them out:

2017

» "Family values among themes of Latin American and Spanish Film Week" by Michael Reid, Times Colonist, September 14, 2017
» “Independent Films. Kathy’s Pics” by Kathy Kay, Monday Magazine, September 2017, p.20

2016

» Movies mirror Hispanic culture, Monday Magazine, September 2016, p.10
» Spanish Film Week comes to UVic's Cinecenta, Saanich News , September 16, 2016

2015

» Film fest takes us to Mexico Monday Magazine, September 2015

2014

» Reels ready for Hispanic film week by Michael Reid, Times Colonist, September 11, 2014
» Interview with Dr. Russek in the radio program On the Island with Gregor Craigie (CBC 90.5 FM) on Monday September 15, 2014

2013

» Latin American and Spanish Film Week cements its place on Victoria's festival calendar by Michael Reid, Times Colonist, September 12, 2013
» Latin American and Spanish Film Week Monday Magazine, September 19, 2013

2012

» Spanish-Latin fest takes light touch by Michael Reid, Times Colonist, September 13, 2012
» Interview with Dr. Russek in the radio program Post Everything (CFUV 101.9 FM) on September 12, 2012

HOW TO FIND US

If you wish to contact the organizers or get more information about the Film Week email info@hispfilmvic.ca, or use the space below