Welcome to
Tampa Bay Latin Film Festival


Purchase one ticket or a Day Film Pass through Eventbrite.  Individual Tickets  are $8. There is also a student rate for full time students.  For a detailed description of the program and links to some trailers see Schedule of Events.   Learn more about Our Films and Our Guests, as well as our special Cuban Film screening.   Note that there is no ticket required for the events at Eckerd College on October 19, 2018. 

Schedule of Events October 18-21, 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018

6:30-8:00 PM  VIP Reception. The festival kicks off with a reception at the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown St Petersburg. 

300 Fourth Street North, St Petersburg, Florida 33701

Music by Renesito Aviche and refreshments. (VIP/All Event Pass required. )

Friday, October 19, 2018

At Eckerd College, Miller Auditoirum, 4200 54th Avenue South, St Petersburg, Florida 33711 

3:30-5:30 PM  

Latin American Directors Symposium,

5:30 - 7:00 PM Reception  

7:00-9:00 PM  "Matar a Jesus"  (Killing Jesus, Colombia) with "Nos Estan Matando," (They are Killing Us.) 

(Free/Open to Public)

Saturday, October 20, 2018

La Novia del Desierto  4:00 PM  

AMC Theater Sundial 151 Second Avenue North, St Petersburg, Florida 33701

Director Cecilia Atan present for Questions after the film.

Individual Ticket, VIP/All Event Pass or Saturday Film Pass 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

4:00 PM La Novia del Desierto 
Director Cecilia Atan present 

6:45 PM La Libertad del Diablo 

La Libertad de Diablo 6:45 PM

AMC Theater Sundial, 151 2nd Avenue North, St Petersburg, Florida 33701

Director Everardo Gonzalez present for Questions after the film. 

Individual ticket, VIP/All Event Pass  or Saturday Film Pass

Saturday & Sunday - Other Film Screenings

Films in Competition

AMC Theater Sundial 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

Saturday, October 20, 2018 

11:00 AM   Snapshot

1:00 PM    The Idol 

2:30  Short Films:  Capoeira, Gringa, & 25 Hours 

Sunday, October 21, 2018

1:00 PM   1950: The Nationalist Insurrection.  (Individual Ticket available)

3:00 PM Help Me Make it Through the Night

4:30  PM  Short Films : Sigueme, Broken Sunflower Hearts  & Nocturnal Creatures

Individual tickets, VIP/All Event Pass, or Saturday or Sunday  Film Pass 

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Los Sobrevivientes (1979). 6:00 PM

AMC Theater Sundial, 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

Dir. Tomas Gutierrez Alea.  The film has ​been preserved by the Academy Film Archive and ICAIC (the Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria CInematograficos.) Cinematographer Mario Garcia Joya will be present. More at Cuban Film.

Individual tickets, VIP/All Event Pass, or, Sunday Film Pass 


About Us

Who, What and Why


The Tampa Bay Latin Film Festival located in St. Petersburg, Florida, explores Latin America's extraordinary emerging and established talent in film by bringing feature, documentary and short Latin American films to the Tampa Bay community. 

Learn more about us at "Our People." 

The Festival hopes to answer the questions: What is happening in Latin American film? Who are the emerging filmmakers from that region and what inspires them?  Our mission also includes spotlighting the work of Latin American filmmakers in the United States. By providing more outlets for these extraordinary voices in film not typically seen in commercial theaters, we will explore the incredibly diverse perspectives that Latin America has to offer the world.  Through this process, national boundaries, boundaries between self and other begin to dissolve as we explore universal themes that unite us all. Hopefully this Festival will further a dialogue that will create greater understanding and empathy for others.  

The festival is a project of Linda Friedman Ramirez Latin Art LLC.

Our Festival

The inaugural festival will be held from October 19-21, 2018 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  

The Courtyard by Marriott Downtown St. Petersburg has provided a group rate available July 1, 2018.

Our Sponsors

Thank you to Copa Airlines and the St Petersburg/Clearwater Film Commission for being  "El Pulpo" sponsors, and the Law Office of Ama N. Appiah for being a "La Mantarrya" sponsor.  

Our other sponsors include Courtyard by Marriott Downtown St. Petersburg, Rising Tide Innovation Center, St. Petersburg Arts Alliance Scatter Brothers Productions LLC and AMC Theaters.  Ask us how to become a sponsor.


 A filmmaker will be awarded the El Pulpo for having created a work that best draws the audience into a compelling story, while all the while having mastered the multiple tasks of filmmaking.  The Festival will also present a cash award to a student filmmaker.  

The El Pulpo award was specially created for the Festival by LightingAsArt.

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Tampa Bay Latin Film Festival

433 Central Avenue, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701, United States