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Welcome to the 5th annual ¡Cine Magnífico! Latino Film Festival.

Instituto Cervantes is proud to present ¡Cine Magnífico! to the New Mexican community once again.  

This festival has become an important event in our community - it marks a transition time between summer and autumn, when families are returning to the routine of the school year.  These films provide inspiration as the aroma of roasting green chile lofts into the late summer air.  These films remind us to savor the most subtle, elegant and profound aspects of our daily lives here in our beautiful communities of New Mexico, and to enjoy your time at the cinema.  

Opening night has evolved into a lively community event on South 4th Street & Bridge Street, in the beautiful National Hispanic Cultural Center, with its iconic vaulted ceilings & stunning architecture.  Families, academics, students, filmmakers, artists, community leaders and so many more all mingle about before the theater opens, holding beverages and food from the best restaurants in our community, cameras flashing.  It has truly evolved into a beautiful event.

This year, our team has selected a lineup of films which perfectly illustrates enriching points of view about emerging issues and topics that shape the current Hispanic-Latino cultures and landscapes both here in New Mexico, and beyond. This years’ screenings will take place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, UNM and the Guild Cinema.  Central themes include immigration, children’s film, as well as New Mexico films. This year’s festival features films from Spain, Cuba, Argentina, Honduras, Chile, México, Venezuela, Brazil and USA.

¡Cine Magnífico!'s vision is to present the newest films by and about Latinos to promote our culture through film and enrich our local art community. We showcase a diverse set of films, from award-winning to local and up-and-coming filmmakers. We also offer year round film programming.


Thank you for supporting ¡Cine Magnífico! Enjoy the show!



Milly Castañeda-Ledwith


Marián Giráldez Elizo


Santiago Carrasco García


Jake Sandler


Keira Philipp-Schnurer


Don Mickey Design


Paula Gómez Gil


Felicia Montoya

Special thanks to

Keif Henley –The Guild Cinema

Keira Philipp-Schnurer – LAII

Instituto Cervantes and NHCC staff

Special thanks to our amazing sponsors, volunteers and event staff. This festival would not be possible without your support.