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The Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) is an internationally recognized film festival celebrating Cuban and Latin American cinema. In its 21st anniversary the Festival pays homage to the Cuban Cultural Universe, with a selection of over 25 films that demonstrate the richness of Cuban culture and its global effects, including NY, US and World Premieres of contemporary Cuban cinema; award-winning documentaries that explore the island’s iconic literary, cinematic, and musical figures; and retrospectives of remastered Cuban films that have left an indelible mark on cinematic production around the world. Special events include panels on alternative film markets and indie filmmaking in Cuba, presentations and masterclasses by some of Cuba’s most celebrated artistic figures, networking receptions, parties, and more!


HFFNY continues to uphold the reputation for which it is known: enriching and expanding the vision of Cuban and Latino culture in the United States. The films chosen each year reflect strong cultural and social identities rooted in their respective countries. The festival offers our audience the opportunity to see award-winning full-length feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation, and classics as well as new independent films rarely screened in the U.S.


HFFNY has paid tribute to some of the most important directors and actors including: Fernando Birri (Argentina), Eliseo Subiela (Argentina), Walter Salles (Brazil), Silvio Caiozzi (Chile), Victor Gaviria (Colombia), Humberto Solas (Cuba), Juan Carlos Tabio (Cuba), Luis Alberto Garcia (Cuba), Jorge Perugorría (Cuba), Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (Cuba), Senel Paz (Cuba), Arturo Ripstein (Mexico), Jacobo Morales (Puerto Rico), and Estela Bravo (U.S.).


We continue forging a close relationship with our community, providing a multi-cultural experience to different age groups. Our special events, including retrospectives and panel discussions with notable local and international directors, actors, and producers, provide our audience with educational opportunities as well as a behind-the-scenes look at an industry that continues to gain recognition on a global level. By collaborating with other institutions and festivals, HFFNY is able to bring to NY the work of the most dynamic international Latino filmmakers.

Diana Vargas
Artistic Director, HFFNY
Carole Rosenberg
President, AFLFC
Samantha Choos
Festival Coordinator
Gio Quinche
Programming Assistant


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New York, New York 10036

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