Wednesday, September 23 - Monday, October 12, 2009 - XX Latin American Film Festival, AFI-Silver Spring Theater & Cultural Center, Downtown Silver Spring, MD.

The Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (

 is proud to sponsor the

XX Annual AFI Latin American Film Festival
(with additional participation from Spain and Portugal)

Organized by the
American Film Institute - Silver Spring Theater and Cultural Center

The AFI Latin American Film Festival is one of the largest and longest-running Latin American Film Festivals in North America. Now in its 20th year, the Festival showcases the best filmmaking from Latin America and celebrates Ibero-American cultural connections through the inclusion of films from Spain and Portugal. This year's selection of over thirty films included multiple award-winners, festival favorites, local box-office hits and debut works by promising new talents. For more details aout the individual films please click here.

When: Wednesday, September 23 through Tuesday, October 12, 2009

Where: The AFI Silver Theatre is located at 8633 Colesville Road - at the intersection of Colesville Road and Georgia Avenue - in the heart of the new downtown Silver Spring.

Festival Program: The Festival Program will be available online by mid-September 2009 at the  AFI - Silver Spring Theater website. For recorded program information, please dial 301.495.6700. To view a current program guide, click here.

Register to Receive AFI News and Special Offers: Fill out the online Registration Form and you will receive news and special promotions concerning special shows and upcoming film festivals from all over the world.

How to buy Tickets:

- Prices

  • $10 General Admission
  • $8.50 AFI Members
  • $9 Seniors (65+), Students (with valid ID), and Military
  • $6 Children (12 and under)
  • $7.50 Weekday Matinees (before 6:00 p.m., holidays excluded)

- Box Office
The Box Office opens 30 minutes before the first film. The theatre is not open to the public before that time.

- Online
You can reserve tickets online for any regular show with no added fee. There are many links on this site that you may choose to get to the purchase point, such as: Now Playing, Films by Title, Film Series and Calendar. Tickets reserved online MUST be retrieved at the box office with the same credit card used to reserve the tickets. The AFI Silver accepts American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Both advance sale, and day-of-show purchases are available online or in person.

NEW THIS YEAR: Festival passes & Combo Ticket Packages!

PASE ESPECIAL (Special Pass)
Explore Latin American cinema with a festival pass--the Pase Especial!

Pass holders get admission to every film in the AFI Latin American Film Festival and Opening and Closing Night and Festival Happy Hours. Valued at more than $300!

  • Pase Especial: $99
  • $75 for AFI Members and Students

Want to see all the hottest films in the festival without having to worry about buying tickets in advance? With the Pase Especial, you have priority access to every film. NO TICKETS NEEDED. The all-access Pase Especial gives you admission for one to every screening in the AFI Latin American Film Festival, including Opening and Closing Night and Festival Happy Hours.


Combo Ticket Package
If you plan to buy six or more tickets to films in the AFI Latin American Film Festival, in any combination, ask for the Combo Ticket Package discounted rate of just $8 per ticket. (Normal ticket price is $10.) You can buy a bunch of tickets to one show, or one ticket to a bunch of shows! It's perfect for families attending shows together and festivalgoers who have planned out their schedule of must-see shows in advance.

Combo Ticket Package purchase must be completed at the AFI Silver box office in a single transaction.


Stop by the AFI Silver Café every Thursday and Friday during the festival from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. for Happy Hour!
Happy Hours will feature complimentary snacks courtesy of local restaurants, Latin American drink specials and festive music. Enjoy a cold drink and a delicious appetizer before your film--each Happy Hour will end just in time for you to attend the 7:00 p.m. festival screening.

Happy Hour dates:
September 24 & 25
October 1 & 2, 8 & 9
5:30-7:00 p.m.

Happy Hour specials are valid only for AFI Latin American Film Festival pass holders and ticket holders to films playing on the given dates.

Directions to The AFI Silver Theatre:

By Car: The AFI Silver Theatre is less than two miles south of Beltway exit 30 (Colesville Road) and exit 31 (Georgia Avenue) . The theatre is also convenient to the Bethesda area via East- West Highway, and a short drive from downtown Washington via 16th Street, NW.

By Metro: The AFI Silver Theatre is located on Colesville Road, just two blocks north of Metro's Red Line station in Silver Spring.

By Ride-On Bus: The Silver Spring station is served by Ride-On routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 28.

By Metrobus: The Silver Spring station is served by Metrobus routes 70, 71, J5, F4, F6, JH1, J2, J3, J4, Q2, S2, S4, Y8, Z5.

Parking: Convenient parking is available to AFI patrons behind the Lee Building at the corner of Colesville Road and Georgia Avenue ($ 3.00 for the entire evening). The lot can be entered from either Georgia Avenue or Fenton Street. In addition, parking is available at Gateway Plaza after 6: 00pm (in front of the historic shopping center at the corner of Georgia and Colesville) . The AFI Silver is also within easy walking distance of several public parking decks. The closest is one-and-a-half blocks from the theatre at Colesville Road and Spring Street. The public garages offer free parking on week- ends and metered rates of 50¢ per hour weekdays.

Film Festival Sponsorships: We encourage our Chamber Members and Friends to support the 20th Latin American Film Festival. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jorge Ribas at 301-404-1946 or the AFI - Silver Spring Theater, c/o Stanton Lawyer, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910, phone: 301.495.6720.

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