Latino and Native American Film Festival

The Latino & Native American Film Festival (LANAFF) is groundbreaking in its dedication to the recruitment and retention of Latino and Native American students toward furthering their education at the university level.

Latino and Native American Film Festival

 

The Festival is, further, innovative in its promotion of these two cultures through the exhibition of feature films, documentaries, shorts, and animations, as well as through other artistic manifestations, by or about Latinos and Native Americans. The Festival has helped familiarize the university’s, public schools', and Greater New Haven's diverse communities with excellent artistic, social, political, and entertainment film projects being created by contemporary filmmakers. 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.

Sponsored by the Latino & Native American Advancement Committee; Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee; Organization of Latin American Students; Department of World Languages; and the SCSU Student Government Association.

Festival Dates

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Mission

Latino & Native American Film Festival (LANAFF) is once again 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 & Native American students toward furthering their education at the university level.

LANAFF has helped familiarize the university’s, public school’s, and Greater New Haven diverse communities with excellent artistic and entertainment film projects being created by contemporary Latinos and Native Americans filmmakers.

This festival is free and open to the public.

Sponsors

Latino & Native American Advancement Committee
SCSU Student Government Association
Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee
Office of the Provost
Sponsored Programs and Research, SPAR
SCSU Student Affairs

With Support From

Organization of Latin America Students
Department of World Language and Literature 
Department of Media Studies
Department of Communications
Department of Integrated Communications & Marketing
Adanti Student Center
SCSU Multicultural Center

Festival Organizers

Carlos Torre
Email: torrec1@southernct.edu

Anna Rivera-Alfaro
Email: AlfaroA1@SouthernCT.edu

 

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