The New York Latino Film Festival (NYLFF), the nation’s premier Latino film festival, returned to the Bronx from September 13 to 19, 2021, with drive-in and in-person screenings, virtual programming, and the FUTURO Digital Conference.
This year, NYLFF opened its 22nd edition with the 20th anniversary of the celebrated film Raising Victor Vargas (2002, 88 min., USA). The Festival this year included numerous films from around the world, and screened largest number of films to date.
“I am thrilled to once again commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month by welcoming the New York Latino Film Festival to The Bronx,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. “Film is something that unites us globally, and throughout the pandemic many relied on film and the arts as a form of both expression and entertainment. As our borough and our city recover, I want to thank the organizers of the New York Latino Film Festival for debuting these wonderful works of art celebrating our customs, our culture and our history, this Hispanic Heritage Month in our great borough.”