Currently in its 13th year, the Latino & Native American Film Festival (LANAFF) at Southern Connecticut State University is groundbreaking in its dedication to the recruitment and retention of Latino and Native American faculty and students toward furthering their careers and education at the university level.
“Vision Quest of el Coquí: A Future for Puerto Ricans & Puerto Rico” dedicated to the many crises being experienced by Puerto Ricans and Puerto Rico
April 21, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
EN C112 (Garner Recital Hall), Southern Connecticut State University
April 28, 3:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
ASC Theater, Southern Connecticut State University
April 13 - 28, 2023
More than 450 films are available virtually, available 24 hours a day during the festival. Registration on Xerb is required.
Submission are now closed.
Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Feature Film – Documentary
Best Short Film – Documentary
Best Native American Film
Best Latino Film
Best Animation / Experimental Film
Young Filmmaker Award (Age 21 And Under)
New Filmmaker Award
Audience Festival Favorite Award
The festival promotes Latino and Native American cultures through the exhibition of feature films, documentaries, shorts, and animations, as well as through other artistic manifestations.
The festival has helped familiarize Southern Connecticut State University, public schools, Greater New Haven's diverse communities, and, over the past three years that we have gone international, the festival has been seen in more than 101 countries and regions of the world including, this year, the French Southern and Antarctic Lands. With so many negative stereotypes inhibiting the progress of Latinos and Native Americans in this country, it is important for all communities to meet and interact toward a better understanding of perceptions and realities.
Latino & Native American Film Festival (LANAFF) is honored to showcase ground-breaking feature films, documentaries, shorts, animations, and other artistic manifestations by or about Latinos and Native Americans. With so many stereotypes stilting Latinos and Native Americans in this country, it’s our mission to promote these two cultures for a better understanding of perceptions and realities. Our collaboration with Southern Connecticut State University is focused on encouraging the recruitment and retention of Latino and Native American students toward furthering their education at the university level.
This festival is free and open to the public.