The New York Latino Film Festival, presented by Warner Bros. Discovery, returns September 12-18, 2022 with the first opening night of HBO’s acclaimed docuseries “Habla Loud”

– The Festival kicks off Latino Heritage Month with its return to the in-house cinematic experience at Regal Union Square, numerous premieres, a free outdoor event and more! —

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The New York Latino Film Festival (NYLFF), the nation’s premier Latino film festival returns to its in-person cinematic roots with screenings at Regal Union Square (850 Broadway, NYC) September 12-18, 2022 with an impressive list of 105 films from almost 10 countries.

Kicking off this year’s Latino Heritage Month, the Festival opens with the highly anticipated return of Habla Loud (2022, 60 min. USA), the award-winning HBO series from Warner Bros. Discovery. The special spotlights Latino filmmakers and content creators, including musician Rene Perez-Joglar (also known as Residente), US Congressman Ritchie Torres, among others. NYLFF will also celebrate the 35th anniversary of the famous film, the Bamba (1987, 108 min., USA), about the life of rock & roll legend Ritchie Valens with starring performances by Lou Diamond Phillips as Ritchie and Esai Morales as his half-brother, Bob .

The Festival concludes with a free block party, presented by Jim Beam and El Tesoro, at Washington Heights’ Quisqueya Plaza with live music, food and a screening of winter ball (2022, 102 mins., USA/Dominican Republic), a coming-of-age story that acts as a love letter to the Dominican Republic and a culture that has helped shape some of the world’s greatest talents baseball in the world. For more information on NYLFF 2022, visit

“New York City is back and so is the New York Latino Film Festival! Thanks to our committed partners, we are excited to return to theaters and celebrate our culture and stories in Regal Union Square. Connection is at the heart of who we are, and this year we will once again be able to offer our communities the opportunity to see themselves reflected on the big screens. Says Calixto Chinchilla, founder of the New York Latino Film Festival.

“We are thrilled to continue our longstanding partnership with the New York Latino Film Festival and celebrate the return of our acclaimed documentary series Habla Loud,” said Dennis Williams, SVP, Corporate Social Responsibility at Warner Bros. Discovery. “Habla Loud features amazing filmmakers and content creators and we’re proud to showcase them as they share their stories with the world.”

“Congratulations to the NY Latino Film Festival on returning to all-in-person programming for the enjoyment of all New Yorkers,” said Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Anne del Castillo. “We are proud to support the festival’s work to celebrate Latin American representation and achievement in film.

Festival Highlights

This year, NYLFF will showcase an exciting lineup of feature films, including mija (2022, 85 min., USA), directed by Isabel Castro, which follows Doris Muñoz, as she embarks on a career in musical talent management and meets Jacks Haupt, an auspicious young singer, and the two share the pervasive guilt of being the first US-born members of their undocumented families; Everything is fine (2022, 95 min., US), starring and co-written by Elizabeth Rodriguez, a Nuyorican odyssey of new family, old traumas, and the struggle to come to terms with it all; and Keep the Cameras Rolling: The Pedro Zamora Method (2022, 98 min., USA), shares the story of MTV’s The real world, Pedro Zamora, and the true story of a pandemic; Politics; misunderstanding and prejudice; the impact of the media; and, most importantly, AIDS activist Pedro Zamora. From Latin America, the Festival will present Cadejo Blanco (2022, 125 min., Guatemala), an intense and biting thriller against the youth gang culture of Guatemala City; and Parsley/Perijil (2022, 85 min., Dominican Republic), a violent ordeal of survival set in a border village of the Dominican Republic and Haiti inspired by the little-known Parsley massacre of 1937.

The FUTURO digital conference returns, presented by The Quintessential Gentleman and American Airlines returns with a day-long orum highlighting leaders and key social influencers in digital content (creators and distributors), mobile app companies and mobile technology leaders targeting the market. Rounding out the conference, FUTURO presents an exciting new slate of web series, including More Latina (2022, 14 min., USA), centered on a Latina with zero children, zero suitors, and one long-term dream, attempts to break into a male-dominated comedy scene; and The Last Bodega in Brooklyn (2022, 6 min., USA), directed by Mosiah Moonsammy, Jared Glenn, which tells the story of an Afro-Latino family from Brooklyn who runs a local bodega in their neighborhood threatened by gentrification.


NYLFF is presented by Warner Bros. Discovery. Major sponsors include HBO Max, Comcast NBCUniversal Telemundo, American Airlines, with additional industry support from the Motion Picture Association. Additional sponsors include Regal Cinemas, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Disney Documentary Films, Jim Beam, El Tesoro, Nielsen, The Quintessential Gentleman and Third World Newsreel. This event is also made possible through the support of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.

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About the New York Latin Film Festival (NYLFF)

NYLFF is the nation’s premier Urban Latino film event. Founded by Calixto Chinchilla in 1999, it aims to grow audiences for Latino cinema, support the filmmaking community, and foster relationships with Latino talent. The lineup includes the flagship film festival, the Futuro Digital conference, and more. For more information, visit Follow us on Facebook (@NYLatinoFilm), Instagram (@NYLatinoFilmFestival) and Twitter (@NYLFF). #NYLFF

About Warner Brothers Discovery

Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ: WBD) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and comprehensive portfolio of content and brands for television, film and streaming. Available in more than 220 countries and territories and in 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences around the world through its iconic brands and products, including: Discovery Channel, Discovery+, CNN, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Réseau, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, Warner Bros. Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, Discovery en Español, HGTV’s Hogar and others. For more information, visit

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