Latino & Iberian Film Festival at Yale (LIFFY)


The Latino & Iberian Film Festival at Yale (LIFFY) began as a film series in the late 1990s and then formed part of the New England Festival of Iberian Cinema (NEFIAC) from 2010 to 2014. The festival was established as the Latino & Iberian Film Festival at Yale (LIFFY) in 2015.

LIFFY strives to promote cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and unity among people of divergent backgrounds. To that end, LIFFY presents films that tell the stories and share the perspectives  of people from the diverse countries, languages, and cultures that make up Latin America and the Iberian peninsula.

All films presented at the Latino & Iberian Film Festival at Yale are presented in their original languages with English subtitles. LIFFY screenings are presented free of charge and are open to the Yale community as well as to the greater New Haven community.


Margherita Tortora is Senior Lecturer of Spanish and Latin American studies at Yale, and founder/executive director of The Latino and Iberian Film Festival at Yale. She’s...
Margherita Tortora, executive director and founder of LIFFY, introduces the film to the student audience.
More than 200 students from the New Haven public schools attended the 9th annual Latino & Iberian Film Festival at the Whitney Humanities Center on November 8 and enjoyed...