Cine Las Americas began in 1997 as a Cuban film retrospective sponsored by the Mexic-Arte Museum. While programming the initial festival, the organization realized that although Austin was building a reputation as a film Mecca, films made by and about Latinos were largely absent from the community’s cultural landscape. The overwhelming success of the first festival proved that there was an audience for these underserved voices. With community support, Cine Las Americas made a commitment to
May 3 - May 7, 2017
The Austin Creative Alliance is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department's Cultural Arts Division and by grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The Creative Alliance also receives generous in-kind support from CreateAustin, and Time Warner Cable News. We are also grateful for the ongoing support and participation of our members and patrons.