About

Organizing CommitteeThe mission of the MSU Latinx Film Festival is to create a space for the celebration and promotion of independent latinx cinema, which we conceive of inclusively as Spanish, English and Portuguese language films from Latin America, the United States and the Iberian Peninsula. We promote films that are not readily available in the U.S. that challenge audiences to see the world differently. We seek to serve as a venue for public debates about the social, cultural and political questions raised by latinx cinema through post-screening discussions, director Q&As and special events, in addition to the informal interactions organically generated by the festival. We love latinx cinema and want to share it with the Michigan State, greater Lansing and mid-Michigan communities.

A committee of MSU faculty and graduate students from the Department of Romance & Classical Studies (www.rcs.msu.edu) has been organizing the inaugural edition of LxFF for over a year with initial support coming from RCS, the Film Studies Program and the Global Studies in the Arts & the Humanities Program, all housed within the College of Arts & Letters (www.cal.msu.edu). In addition to securing co-sponsorship from across the university, the festival also received a significant Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant from the MSU Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives (www.inclusion.msu.edu) that allowed the committee to realize the ambitious vision it has for LxFF. Working as a team, the LxFF organizing committee selected the festival films, designed the LxFF logo, website and promotional materials, established relationships with community collaborators, assembled panelists of faculty, graduate students, local filmmakers and community leaders and raised funds to make the festival a success. We hope you enjoy it!

 

Organizing Committee 2

LxFF Director

Scott Boehm
Assistant Professor of Spanish & Global Studies
Department of Romance & Classical Studies
http://www.rcs.msu.edu/people/faculty/scott-boehm/

 LxFF Organizing Committee

José Adrián Badillo Carlos
Ph.D. Candidate in Hispanic and Cultural Studies
Department of Romance & Classical Studies
http://www.rcs.msu.edu/people/jose-badillo-carlos/

Claudia Berrios-Campos
Ph.D. Candidate in Hispanic and Cultural Studies
Department of Romance & Classical Studies
http://www.rcs.msu.edu/people/claudia-berrios-campos/

Miguel A. Cabañas
Associate Professor of Spanish
Department of Romance & Classical Studies
http://www.rcs.msu.edu/people/miguel-cabanas/

Judit Fuente Cuesta
Ph.D. Candidate in Hispanic and Cultural Studies
Department of Romance & Classical Studies
http://www.rcs.msu.edu/index.php/people/judith-fuente-cuesta/

Osvaldo Sandoval
Ph.D. Candidate in Hispanic and Cultural Studies
Department of Romance & Classical Studies
http://www.rcs.msu.edu/people/osvaldo-sandoval/