The Ibero American Film Festival at Lafayette College was made possible through the generous support of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and the Latin American & Caribbean Studies program.
The Festival is based on the Spanish Film Club, an initiative by PRAGDA, which offers grants twice a year to help high schools and universities bring the very best in contemporary Spanish and Latin American cinema to campuses with the aim of introducing students to the language and cultures of these territories. More than 100 schools have participated in the program so far.
The inventive model allows schools to select a minimum of five films from a catalogue to create a film festival on campus. A committee of experts in Ibero American cinema has made an eclectic and diverse selection of films featuring first-time filmmakers and established masters alike. All films feature English subtitles. Representing 19 countries, new films are added every year.
The project’s ultimate goal is to introduce students and a generally broader audience to the cultures of Ibero American countries and to create a stable exhibition platform of the latest Spanish and Portuguese language cinema.
The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain, and SPAIN arts & culture.
More information at: https://pragda.com/spanish-film-club/