claiff17-poster-320wThe 17th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF17) took place on April 22 to 27, 2014 in Austin, Texas. With 2,200 audience members in attendance, the festival screened a total of 63 feature films and 81 short films, representing over 30 countries including Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay, UK, USA, and Venezuela.

Opening night took place at the Marchesa Hall & Theatre with a successful screening of the Mexican film TERCERA LLAMADA (LAST CALL) directed by Francisco Franco and a special presentation by actress Rebecca Jones.

The festival closed with the Venezuelan drama PELO MALO (BAD HAIR), which screened to an enthusiastic audience. The winners of the competitive sections of the festival were announced at the closing night screening, celebrating a full year of collaboration between local, national and international sponsors, government agencies, supporting individuals, the great Austin community, filmmakers and distributors from around the world, and a dedicated festival staff that included over 40 volunteers.


We invite you to take a closer look at CLAIFF17 through the following pages, photos, and videos!


CLAIFF17 Facts and Figures


CLAIFF17 Guests

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Opening Night

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Closing Night


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Jury and Audience Awards

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Full Festival Program 


CLAIFF17 Sponsors

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Festival Venues


Jury Members