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LIFFY HISTORY & MISSION

The Latino & Iberian Film Festival at Yale (LIFFY) began as a local film series in the late 1990s before expanding into a regional festival and changing its name to the New England Festival of Ibero-American Cinema (NEFIAC) in 2010. In 2015, the festival took on its current shape and changed its name to the Latino & Iberian Film Festival at Yale (LIFFY).

LIFFY strives to promote cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and unity among people of different backgrounds. It carries out this mission by showing films that share the stories and perspectives of people from the diverse countries, languages, and cultures of Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula.

All films presented at LIFFY are shown in their original languages with English subtitles. LIFFY screenings are presented free of charge and are open to all members of the Yale and greater New Haven community.

The theme for the 2021 Festival is Unidos y Fluidos Unity in Diversity. Underscoring the scope and diversity of the films being screened, this year’s theme also celebrates the importance of building community through greater understanding of our diverse origins and experiences.

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