You are invited to join us from March 14-24, 2019 to see over 160 films from Latin America, Spain, the United States, Mexico and other parts of the world in celebration of Latino film, art, and culture. 



SDLFF 2019 bayoneta

Starring Luis Gerardo Méndez

Miguel “Bayoneta” Galíndez is a retired boxer from Tijuana who, after a shocking event in his life, finds himself living in Finland without a purpose until he is forced to come to terms with his past and whatever pushed him away from boxing.


SDLFF 2019 Campeones

Starring Javier Gutiérrez

Marco, a basketball assistant coach in Spain’s top basketball league. He loses his job and his girlfriend after getting himself involved in a traffic accident that lands him in court. His punishment is to coach a group of intellectually-disabled players. But, Marco will learn the things that really matter through their innocence, tenderness and plenty of good humor.


SDLFF Chivas, La Película

Featuring Matías Almeyda, Alan Pulido, & Carlos Salcido

After a losing streak spanning several years, the soccer team Chivas comes under the guidance of technical director Matías Almeida. His tenacious coaching style results in a complete overhaul of the team’s strategy, putting the team back on track to achieve the glory of a championship.


SDLFF 2019 Cómprame un revolver

Starring Ángel Rafael Yanez
Cannes Director’s Fortnight Official Selection

Celebrated Mexican-Guatemalan filmmaker Julio Hernández Cordón mixes the aesthetics of MAD MAX and the themes of THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN to craft this visionary tale of a young girl named Huck who must fight for her survival alongside her father in a cartel-filled wasteland.


SDLFF 2019 las herederasStarring Ana Burn & Margarita Irun
Paraguay’s Official Selection for the 2019 Oscars

Chela and Chiquita who are both descendants of wealthy families and have been together for over 30 years, begin facing financial problem due to Chiquita’s imprisonment. Chela begins to provide a local taxi service and she encounters the much younger Angy. She begins to break out of her shell and engage with the world, embarking on her own personal, intimate revolution.


SDLFF 2019 Si Yo Fuera Tu

Starring Juan Manuel Bernal &
Sophie Alexander-Katz

Claudia and Antonio’s marriage has taken a toll on both of them. After some cosmic magic, they wake up to find they’ve swapped bodies. They come to realize the road back to themselves, and to the love they once felt for one another is one that will require them to walk a few miles, or more, in one another’s shoes.


Starring Duván Arizala
Colombia’s incendiary thriller

In Buenaventura-Colombia, Harvey and his three friends are doomed to a life of poverty and uncertainty. While attempting to escape their reality, they use music and urban dance to overcome and defy their violent destiny.


SDLFF 2019 tarde para morir jovenStarring Alejandro Goic
Directed by Dominga Sotomayor Castillo

During the summer of 1990 in Chile, a few families live on the outskirts of society near the Andes, emboldened by the freedom generated by the recent end of the dictatorship. As everyone prepares for a big new year’s party, 16 year old Sofia and the other young inhabitants struggle with parents, first loves, and personal fears in this astounding coming-of-age story.


SDLFF 2019 yo no me llamo ruben blades

Featuring Rubén Blades

A portrait of one of Latin America’s most important singer/songwriters. For more than half a decade, his songs have seeped into the collective consciousness, and soul, of Latin America. This film explores Ruben’s story, his legacy, and how he deals with being the man and legend he is.


Dos Veces Tu SDLFF 2019Starring Melissa Barrera

Tania and Daniela exchange husbands during a wedding just for fun, but a fatal accident will create new, strange relationships

Full lineup, schedule and individual movie ticket sales will go live by March 1st.
Festival passes, movies ticket packs are on sale NOW!


Ticket Prices:
General Admission – $12.00
Senior/Student/Military – $10.00
Member rate – $9.00


Screenings will take place at
AMC Fashion Valley 18. Festival’s Box Office Tent is located directly in front of AMC Fashion Valley 18 (7037 Friars Rd., San Diego, CA 92108). Box Office Hours: 3:15pm-10:15pm daily.

Digital Gym Cinema, located at 2921 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104 (off 805 Freeway, between 30th St & Kansas St). Box Office Hours: 9AM-9PM Monday thru Friday and 11:30AM-9PM on Saturday and Sunday.