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by Vanessa (subscribe)
WeekendNotes Chief Editor / Chief Writer / PR & Communications.
Published December 20th 2010
Love Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Cinema - you're not alone.

The Melbourne Filmoteca is a special non-profit group dedicated to promoting Latin America culture in Australia - through screenings of Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese feature film, documentary and short-films.

As Australian film distribution of International film titles is somewhat sparse, the Melbourne Filmoteca is also offering a unique opportunity for Australian audiences to view and embrace the up and coming directors, writers and actors of the national cinemas of Portugal, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia and Spain.

Hosted exclusively at ACMI cinemas, the Melbourne Filmoteca hold monthly screenings of feature films, documentary and short film at the price of $15 for a single ticket or $12 concession ticket.



In the past Melbourne Filmoteca have screened a variety of titles, including;

Goodnight Irene (2008)


Toro Negro (2005)


El Bola (2000)


Corazon del Tiempo (2008)



Upcoming titles for 2011, have just been revealed and include;

Bluff (2007) on 1/2/2011 at 7:30pm


Tickets are now on sale for this screening

Salvadorian Short Films Night is a special event scheduled for 1/3/2011 at 7:30pm. Four short films will be screened at his event, including;

Libertad Cinema (2009)


Day before yesterday (2010)


Ecos del bajo lampa (2009) and Parávolar (2008)

Tickets are now on sale for this event.

All feature films and documentaries are screened in their original language, with English subtitles. As the feature films are not rated by the OFLC, they remain unclassified and as such, they are for an adult audience, unless advertised otherwise.

To receive regular updates on upcoming events curated by Melbourne Filmoteca, sign up to their newsletter. The organisation don't just promote film screenings, they also orgainse cultural events and festivities. So if you have an interest in Latin American culture, join up today.
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Why? Embrace Latin American Cinema
When: Monthly Screenings
Where: ACMI
Cost: $15 Full Price, $12 Concession
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