About The Festival

The Greater Hartford Children’s Latino Film Festival showcases Latino and global youth themed art films including shorts, animations, documentaries, and full-length feature films for children ages three to eighteen free of charge. The project concept is based on utilizing art cinema as a powerful agent of change by exposing youth to films that nurture innovative and critical thinking, celebrate imagination, and promote positive cultural/human values that empower them to reach their fullest potential.  

We are enthusiastic to collaborate again this year with Cinestudio, a Hartford community landmark of art cinema for over forty years.  With its 70 mm state of the art projection capacity, Cinestudio is sure to mesmerize our young audience.
This year’s program will introduce a new film series called “Human Rights For All” for youth ages 8 to 18. The series will focus on human rights themes affecting children globally that raise awareness about the plight of many youth facing political, economic and social injustices today.   In addition, we will continue to have the “Tiny Tots” (ages 3 to 7) and “Young Globetrotters” (ages 8 to 18) series that include films from Brazil, Chile, Venezuela, India, Mozambique, Canada and the U.S.

Films are selected through extensive research including award winning films at major children’s film festivals around the globe.  In addition, we have carefully categorized films by age appropriateness into two groups that includes ages: 3-7 and 8-18.  All films screened have been thoroughly vetted to ensure content is void of violence, profanity, sexual promiscuity and cultural or racial biases.

The Greater Hartford Children’s Latino Film Festival is an umbrella project of The Association of Peruvian American Professionals (APAPRO) aligned with its strategic commitment to foster multi-cultural diversity in the community.  APAPRO is a fully volunteer based non-profit with a mission to empower the Greater Hartford Peruvian and Latino community to reach their fullest potential through programs that foster cultural awareness, educational opportunities and professional development.