The Sydney Latin American Film Festival is a non-profit organization that has become a foundation for Latin American cinema in Sydney since 2006. All the money raised by the event goes to organizations in Latin America and Australia which are focused on community development, environment, and social justice. Previous grant recipients have included BiblioWorks in Bolivia, CreArte in Chile, Pinta Solidaridad in the Dominican Republic, Redes Solidarias in Ecuador, and Trabajo y Persona in Venezuela among others.
Each year, patrons are treated to a diverse range of shorts, feature films, and documentaries at the two-week long event which showcases the voice, cultures, and stories from Latin America. The festival runs for around two weeks and takes place at participating cinemas such as the Dendy Opera Quays.
Ticket prices range from $15 up depending on the cinema and film. Patrons who wish to watch several films may purchase Flexipass tickets to save money. However, keep in mind that all festival tickets will be non-refundable. There is the option to exchange tickets for a small fee up to an hour before the screening. The films have certain age restrictions such as the M15+ for patrons aged 15 and up, and 18+ for those ages 18 and up.
Dendy Opera Quays will be the major cinema for the event. It’s located at Shop 9, East Circular Quay in Sydney. Other venues for 2018 include the Addison Road Picture House and the PYT Fairfield. All the venues selected for the Sydney Latin American Film Festival are wheelchair-friendly.