Now in its 27th year, the AFI Latin American Film Festival showcases the best filmmaking from Latin America and, with the inclusion of films from Spain and Portugal, celebrates Ibero-American cultural connections.

This year's selection of films will once again include numerous international film festival favorites, award winners, local box office hits and debut works by promising new talents.

The annual AFI Latin American Film Festival is one of Washington's top cultural events – don't miss your chance to mingle with filmmaker guests and toast with the embassies.

Closing Night:

U.S. Premiere

On their first tour through Latin America in a decade, the Rolling Stones take a rollicking trip through Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Peru and Colombia, culminating with their greatest challenge yet: preparing for a historic free concert in Havana, Cuba. Veteran concert filmmaker Paul Dugdale follows the Stones with complete access as they prepare for the tour and play their greatest hits for ravenous fans, in this electrifying rock doc. DIR/SCR Paul Dugdale; SCR/PROD Sam Bridger. UK, 2016, color, 105 min, DCP. In English. NOT RATED

Sat, Oct. 1, 9:00 p.m.


Click here for an all-access Pase Especial, which grants the bearer entry to every film in the festival.

Trailer Playlist

Look for the fall issue of AFI Preview, featuring the AFI Latin American Film Festival, inside the Washington Post Express on September 9!

Tickets & Festival Passes

$14 General Admission
$12 AFI Members (2-star level & higher)


Explore Latin American cinema with an AFI Latin American Film Festival pass --the Pase Especial! Want to see all the hottest films in the festival without having to worry about buying tickets in advance? With the Pase Especial, you have priority access to every film. NO TICKETS NEEDED. The all-access Pase Especial gives you admission for one to every screening in the AFI Latin American Film Festival, including Opening and Closing Night and Festival Happy Hours. Valued at more than $500!

$175 General Public
$135 AFI Members and Students


Stop by the AFI Silver Café on Fridays starting Sept. 16 for the festival Happy Hour from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.! Happy Hours feature complimentary snacks courtesy of La Malinche Restaurant, Latin American drink specials and festive music. Enjoy a cold drink and a delicious appetizer before your film.

Happy Hour dates: Sept. 16, 23 & 30

Happy Hour specials are valid only for AFI Latin American Film Festival pass holders and ticket holders to festival films playing on the given dates.

AFI would like to thank the following supporters:

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Hispanic Business Foundation Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Montgomery County Kesta Happening DC

Supporting Sponsor

La Malinche Restaurant

Festival Underwriters, Cine Level

Reemberto Rodriguez