The annual Perth Latino Film Festival is one of Perth’s largest Latin American events, brought to you by Cine Vivo, a not-for- profit association dedicated to showcasing the best new work in Latin American film making.

For 6 years we have been bringing our unique mix of film, food and festivities to our community and each year our festival grows in both size and popularity. The Perth Latino Film Festival features an impressive program of award-winning films and documentaries, as well as our popular short film competition. The festival also features bands, dance performances, exhibitions, workshops, discussions and, of course, an unforgettable gastronomic journey through a panorama of Latin flavours.


The Perth Latino Film Festival is a not-for-profit organisation, run by a passionate and dedicated team of people.



Rafael Baro

Vice President:

Maria Benabbas


Manuel Campos


Daniel Aisenson


We would like to give a big thanks to our team of friends and collaborators who have offered us their time, their ideas and their valuable opinions and insights on all aspects of the festival.

Lincoln Mackinnon, Tonchi McIntosh, 
Doug Spencer, Kathy Little, Jennifer Blake, 
Valeria Fernández, Robert Gilchrist


Festival Director & Programmer:

Rafael Baro

Production Managers:

Rafael Baro, Maria Benabbas

Marketing & Sponsorship

Jessica Londono, Juan Ignacio Alfaro

Short Film Competition Coordinator:

Maria Benabbas

Social Media Coordinator:

Nancy Aguilar

Music and Performance Coordinator:

Hugo Alvarez


Yolanda Porlles

Web Development:

Farid Azimi

Fest ival Design and Graphic concept:

El Fantasma de Heredia

Fest ival Magazine Design:

El Fantasma de Heredia , Anabella Salem, Gabriel Mateu,
Diego Gamardo, Germán López

The photograph used at the cover is from

Paula Castello


Janine Hilling

Festival Trailer and Videomaker:

Mat de Koning, Todd Shaw

International Liaison:

Pedro Lijeron Vargas

Academic Coordinator:

Brendon Humphies


The purpose of the Perth Latino Film Festival is to acknowledge and celebrate Latin American culture and cinema through the telling of its own stories in its own languages. We explore the narratives and real world issues of Latin America from the perspectives of a diverse collection of film makers. It is their stories we share - stories from the many countries in this one continent, in a program that includes short films, feature films and documentaries, and often the opportunity to speak with the film makers themselves.

We are committed to the support and promotion of original work and unconventional approaches, often sourcing films from outside the mainstream. Many of our films have their Australian premiere at our festival as we always seek to expand upon what is being screened at other festivals.


Each year we are impressed and amazed by the work of our dedicated team of volunteers. They are a vital part of our ability to host the festival and we are sincerely thankful for all their time, effort and commitment. We would like to give our sincere thanks to this year’s volunteers.


Cine Vivo’s dream of creating a Latin hub in the city is being made a reality with the help of our participating embassies, associations and sponsors. We would like to share our thanks with this year’s sponsors as well as extending an invitation to anyone who would like to be involved in the future, in growing our hub into the inclusive, participatory space we envision.

Cine vivo acknowledges that our events take place on the traditional lands of the Noongar people and we wish to pay our respects to the traditional custodians of this country.