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 126 countries and regions of the world and we have received films from over 110 countries, including, last year, the French Southern and Antarctic Lands., … and, this year, from the Republic of Vanuatu, an Island country in Melanesia.

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.

Latino and Native American Film Festival

Festival Location

The in-person events are located at Southern Connecticut State University's Adanti Student Center. Visitors to campus can park in the Wintergreen Garage or commuter lots P-8 and P-9.

Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515

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  • The Minority Recruitment & Retention Committee
  • The Division of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
  • The Admissions Department
  • The Department of World Languages & Literatures
  • The New Haven Public Schools
  • The State Education Resource Center
  • The Department Of Women’s & Gender Studies
  • Office of the President
  • Office of the Provost