Opening Night Press Conference Media Arts Center San Diego’s 25th Anniversary San Diego Latino Film Festival

San Diego, CA –  March 15 – 25, 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of Media Arts Center San Diego’s San Diego Latino Film Festival. The festival will take place once again at the AMC 18 Fashion Valley theaters and Digital Gym CINEMA in North Park. The festival has grown from a student film festival (Cine Estudantil) focusing on works by Latinos and/or about the Latino Experience into one of the longest running and well-respected Latino Film Festival in the world.

The 25th Anniversary San Diego Latino Film Festival presented by Fashion Valley, invites you to the 2018 Opening Night Press Conference and Reception. Hosted by Paola Hernandez, Festival Ambassador and Telemundo 20 Anchor, Guadalupe Venegas.

Where: Bloomingdale’s Fashion Valley (Level 2)

7057 Friars Road

San Diego, CA 92108

When: Thursday, March 15th, 5:30pm to 6:45pm (Enjoy complimentary sips, bites and music)

Why: Meet and greet with local filmmakers, celebrated chefs from Baja, and special guests:

  • Miguel Rodarte from ‘Tiempo compartido’
  • Andrés Almeida from ‘Tiempo compartido’
  • Julio Chavezmontes from ‘Tiempo compartido’
  • Karina Gidi from ‘Los adioses’
  • Pedro de Tavira from ‘Los adioses’
  • Alejandra Villalba García from ‘Microcastillo’
  • Diego Rougier from ‘Se busca novio… para mi mujer’
  • Jimena Mulhia from ‘Evaporado’
  • Paul Espinosa from ‘Singing Our Way to Freedom’

… and more! Complete list of special guests here:

If you plan to attend, please RSVP here

For festival and ticket information visit the festival’s website at or call 619-230-1938.

Take the trolley to the festival! Visit for route and schedule information.

Major Sponsors: City of San Diego Commission for the Arts & Culture, Simon Fashion Valley, The San Diego Union-Tribune, National Endowment for the Arts.  Screen Sponsors: San Diego Gas and Electric. VIP Lounge Sponsor: 21st Century Fox Global Inclusion Showcase Sponsors: San Diego LGBT Pride, County of San Diego, Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), Que Buena 106.5, 102.9 AMOR, Telemundo, Televisa XEWT 12. Sonido Latino Sponsor: Sycuan Casino. Party Sponsors: Stella Artois, Radio Latina 104.5FM, Hoy San Diego, Univision TV, Wells Fargo, Barçon, Tequila Cachanilla, Puente de Rus, Mexitreat. Sabor Latino Sponsors: Ernst & Young, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Univision Radio San Diego, Border X Brewing, San Diego Reader, South Norte, Home Depot, Stella Artois.  Venue Sponsors: AMC Independent, Centro Cultural de la Raza, Music Box, Switch Events, One Bunk, Bloomingdale’s. Film Sponsors: MAAC, San Diego Foundation, Sunroad Auto, Energy Upgrade California, Unified Port of San Diego, Rosarito Beach Hotel, Wildcoast, Hollywood Casino, Five Star Tours, Latino Public Broadcasting, San Diego County Credit Union, Sony, San Diego Padres, Consulado General de Mexico en San Diego, Learn4Life, Frontera Newspaper, Yelp, La Prensa San Diego, Mujer Actual, Para Todos, Cross Border Xpress, Diego 99.3FM, KSDY Channel 50, Uptown News, Cinelatino, CinelandiaUSA, Magic 92.5, 91X, Z90, Remezcla, KPBS, Jazz FM, Latino 247 Media Group, The Star News, Vanguard Culture, Rage Monthly Magazine. Official Magazine Sponsor: Giving Back Magazine. Official Hotel Sponsor: Town and Country Resort. Official Airline Sponsor: AeroMexico.  Official Radio Sponsor: Uniradio (Pulsar, La Poderosa, Invasora) Newspaper Sponsors: El Mexicano, San Diego City Beat. Official Spanish-Language Television Sponsor: Univision KBNT 17, Azteca 15, Unimás, LATV, and MyTV. Official English-Language Television Sponsor: NBC 7 San Diego.