I really enjoy film festivals. They give me a chance to see films that are very different from the mainstream. They give voice to filmmakers we may have never heard of, but who have important things to say. But most people don’t have much chance to see the films in many film festivals. But this year, because of the COVID-19 isolation, everyone has a chance to see some of these films without traveling, standing in line, or even buying a ticket.
Academy Award®-nominated actor Edward James Olmos, founder of the Latino Film Institute, just announced that the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) will be doing a virtual edition for 2020 – LALIFF Connect – which will be held from May 5 – 31st. In addition, there will be a 2019 Retrospective that will include feature films, short films, episodics, masterclasses and musical performances — all will be available through LALIFF’s website for free with additional titles to be announced.