Spotlight Films Showcase at 24th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival


Our most popular showcase features crowd pleasing films, artful provocations, amazing documentaries, and some of the most recognizable stars (Damián Alcázar, Gael Garcia Bernal, Cecilia Suárez and Luis Gerardo Mendez) in unforgettable performances, each elevating their craft to create iconic and varied representations of the Latino experience.



Demián Bichir’s directorial debut, starring Eva Longoria

Dir. Demián Bichir
(Mexico, 114 min., 2016, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama)

In Demián Bichir’s directorial debut, Refugio does not know that Juan, the man who saves his life, is in fact his own father. The vagaries of fate have put them face to face thirty years after tearing them apart, when Juan abandoned their circus carrying a terrible secret. This is a tale about the possibility of love, redemption and fate, starring Demián Bichir and Eva Longoria.


Individual tickets go on sale after March 1st.

For now, you can still also get a special deals on our 5-Movie Ticket Pack, Film Pass, & Festival Pass.

** Passes now available on line. Purchase today!

Check back in February for a complete list of films.


Every year, the San Diego Latino Film Festival screens more than 160 films from Latin America, Spain, the United States, Mexico and other parts of the world in celebration of Latino film, art, and culture. The event also features after parties, filmmaker workshops and guest Latino celebrities from the hottest TV shows and feature films. For additional information and to purchase tickets visit

For screening links and interview inquiries, contact Laura Castañeda, Press Coordinator for the Media Arts Center San Diego: / 619-855-4140.

Media Arts Center San Diego, 2921 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104
Tel (619) 230-1938, Fax (619) 230-1937,