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July 5-8, 2018

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center is excited to announce the official film lineup for the nonprofit’s 40th Annual CineFestival sponsored by the San Antonio Film Commission. This year’s festival will take place July 5 – July 8, 2018 with the theme Hecho En Tejas. Of the films featured in this year’s lineup, 41 of the films were shot in Texas or directed by Texas filmmakers with 23 of the films directed by San Antonio filmmakers or San Antonio natives. The four-day Latino film festival will feature 56 films from Latino artists, including work from local director, Jesse Borrego. Now celebrating its 40th year, CineFestival is the longest running Latino film festival in the country.

View the full press release by clicking here.

2018 40th Annual CineFestival Film Lineup

Thursday, July 5, 2018

  • 7:00 p.m. Opening Film – We the Animals – Directed by Jeremiah Zagar
    • Short film Atlantic City – Directed by Miguel Alvarez to proceed the opening film

Friday, July 6, 2018

  • 10:00 a.m. – Senior Cinema
    • Coco (En Espanol) – Directed by Lee Unkrich
      • El Relámpago Directed by Cynthia Muñoz to proceed the film
    • 2:00 p.m.Youth Screening

The Future is Now: Youth Videos from San Antonio – Featuring the works of local high school students

  • Memoria de los Revolucionarios – Directed by Miguel Salazar
  • Girl^3 – Directed by Laura Gonima
  • Artpace San Antonio – Directed by Marcelo Gutierrez IV
  • Aeternum Vale – Directed by Isabella Sanchez
  • Parade – Directed by Troy Mize
  • The Atom – Directed by Marco Zaragoza
  • Jello – Directed by Clay Morris
  • Skelefly – Directed by Marcelo Salas, Bela Syptak, and Bella Delgado
  • The Last Ghost – Directed by Jade Jess
  • San Antonio – Directed by Fatima Aguillon
  • REVAN – Directed by Max Ulme
  • VELA – Directed by Nathaniel De Los Santos
  • La Cultura Perdida (The Lost Culture) – Directed by Elias Flores III and Sarah Ramirez
  • 4:00 p.m.Cine en el Barrio
    • Love Cecy – Directed by Jay Francisco Lopez
  • 7:00 p.m. – Frontera In Focus

Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase – A celebration of female filmmakers living on the U.S./Mexico border region

  • Memory Box – Directed by Angie Reza Tures
  • La Catrina – Directed by Ilana Lapid
  • Overland – Directed by Jazmin Harvey
  • Undocumented Freedom – Directed by Laura Bustillos Jáquez
  • The Appleseed Project – Directed by Jennifer Lucero
  • 9:00 p.m. As I Walk Through The Valley – Directed by Charlie Vela and Ronnie Garza
    • What Happens to a Dream Deferred directed by Scott Boehm to proceed the film

Saturday, July 7, 2018

  • 12:00 p.m. Tía Chuck: A Portrait of Chuck Ramirez – Directed by Mark and Angela Walley
    • Two Medusas – Directed by Scott Hamilton Kennedy to proceed the film
  • 2:00 p.m.Lone Star Films

Texas Filmmakers’ Showcase – The Houston Film Commission presents the best of Texas-made Latino short films from their annual showcase.

  • North of Ojinaga – Directed by Rommel Eclarinal
  • Vincent Valdez: The Art of Boxing – Directed by Ray Santisteban
  • Death of an Ally – Directed by Marla and Julio Quintana
  • Mentiroso – Directed by Will Shipley
  • Vincent Valdez: Excerpts for John – Directed by Mark and Angela Walley
  • Carne Seca – Directed by Jazmin Diaz
  • Peor Es Nada (Nothing’s Worse) – Directed by Gabriel Duran
  • 4:00 p.m. – Longhorn Cinema

Burnt Orange y Que! 2.0 – A collection of works from Latina and Latino filmmakers at The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Mosca – Directed by Lizette Barrera
  • Youth and Young Manhood – Directed by Leo Aguirre
  • The Trigger – Directed by Angela Torres Camarena
  • Autopista Norte (North Highway) – Directed by Andres Torre
  • The Wilderness – Directed by Agustin Navarro
  • Atmahaú Pakmát – Directed by Cameron Quevedo
  • Atlantic City – Directed by Miguel Alvarez
  • 6:00 p.m. Closer to Bottom – Directed by Jesse Borrego
    • Tomorrow We Laugh directed by Alfredo Ramos to proceed film
  • 8:00 p.m. Ruben Blades Is Not My Name – Directed by Abner Benaim


Sunday, July 8, 2018 – Family Day

  • 1:00 p.m. Ferdinand – Directed by Carlos Saldanha
  • 3:00 p.m. Coco (En Español) Encore screening – Directed by Lee Unkrich
    • Grand Champion directed by Cynthia Muñoz to proceed the film
  • 5:00 p.m. Puro Shorts – Short Film Program

A collection of vibrant short films showcases dynamic new works by Latinas behind the camera and in the Producer’s chair.

  • Segundo de Febrero – Directed by Laura Varela
  • Perdóname (Forgive Me) – Directed by Tani Shukla
  • Documented – Directed by Jesusa Marie Vargas
  • My Name Is Maria de Jesus – Directed by Marcella Ochoa
  • An Uncertain Future – Directed by Chelsea Hernandez and Iliana Sosa
  • Bebé – Directed by Ryan Zaragoza
  • Build Ramps Not Walls – Directed by Brian Adamkiewicz
  • Soñadora (Dreamer) – Directed by Maria Altamirano
  • 7:00 p.m. Closing Film – Summer 1993 – Directed by Carla Simón
    • Desde El Principio directed by Miguel J. Soliman to proceed the film



  • VIP Badge – $80 (Includes all Films, After Parties, Receptions, and access to CineFestival Lounge)
  • Festival Badge – $40 (Includes all Films)
  • Premium Ticket – $25 (July 5 & 7 evening screenings, includes Film and After party)
  • Regular Ticket – $10 (July 5, 6, 7, 8 evening screenings, Film only)
    • All Other Screenings – $8
  • After Party Ticket – $15 (July 5 & 7)

The Guadalupe Theater is located at 1301 Guadalupe Street, San Antonio, TX 78207. For more information, visit




CineFestival 2017

The 39th annual San Antonio CineFestival, the nation’s longest running Latino film festival and San Antonio’s original indie film festival, will take place February 24 – March 4, 2017 at the historic Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe Street, San Antonio, TX 78207.

The nine-day event will feature screenings, appearances by celebrity guests, panel discussions, receptions, community events and the Latino Screenwriting Lab, a three-day script workshop co-presented with the Sundance Institute. Festival passes are $60 and individual screenings start at $8.

Over 60 curated films screen at a typical CineFestival, as well as a Youth Program, and a special film program for the area’s senior citizens. CineFestival has hosted many of the industry’s important U.S. Latino and Mexican films, actors, and directors.

A special panel award, the Premio Mesquite, will be given in the following categories: Best Short Film, Emerging Artist Award, Best Documentary Feature, Best Narrative Feature, and Special Jury Award. Films to be considered for competition will be determined by CineFestival programmers.

Highlights from past years include celebrity appearances by Gina Rodriguez, Luis Valdez, Miguel Arteta, Guillermo del Toro, Lourdes Portillo, Culture Clash, Edward James Olmos, Benjamin Bratt, Jimmy Smits, Guillermo Gomez Pena, and some of the new voices in Latino film such as Aurora Guerrero, Alex Rivera, and Cruz Angeles.

CineFestival has played a significant role in the presentation, appreciation and development of Chicano, U.S. Latino, Mexican and Latin American filmmakers. Now in its 39th edition, CineFestival will promise yet another exciting run of the best Latino independent films. The full schedule of CineFestival will be released the first week of January 2017.


VIA Metropolitan Transit is proud to support the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center and the San Antonio art community as the Official Transportation Partner for CineFestival, Feb. 24 through March 4, 2017.

Convenient and economical service to CineFestival is available on VIA routes 66 and 68, which make frequent stops in front of the Guadalupe Theater. The service runs from early morning to late night every day, allowing festival attendees the opportunity to enjoy the event’s nine days of film screenings, celebrity guest appearances, and a multitude of community events.

CineFestival attendees can take advantage of VIA’s service by purchasing a VIA Day Pass on the bus or any transit center for $2.75, which allows unlimited rides all day on any regular route. Plan your VIA trip at by entering “Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center” or “1301 Guadalupe Street” as your destination.

Transit directions also are available on Google Maps and third-party mobile apps such as Transit, Moovit, and TripGo on your IOS or Android devices. Call VIA Customer Service at (210) 362-2020 for assistance.

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