Chicano International Film Festival 2017
12:00pm – Lobby opens for concessions and mercadito
1:30pm – Welcome by special guests
2:15pm – Panel discussion on gentrification
3:30pm – Screening of The Other Barrio
5:30pm – Q&A
6:30pm – Post-performance reception with Como Locos & Nancy Sanchez
The Chicano International Film Festival (ChIFF) is dedicated to advancing the awareness and understanding of Chicano and Chicana history, culture and expression through the art of film. Since 1995, ChIFF has been celebrating the robust contributions of Chicanas and Chicanos by providing a platform that connects filmmakers and audiences from around the world. ChIFF combines screenings, art installations, panel discussions, performances and community events to cultivate a deeper discussion of the Chicano and Chicana experience.
ChIFF is committed to making a difference. By providing mentoring and educational opportunities, we inspire and empower future filmmakers. The heart of ChIFF is building connection with the television, film and digital media industries to create possibility and opportunity for future generations of filmmakers and storytellers.
The Other Barrio is the independent feature film directorial debut from Producer/Director Dante Betteo, based on a noir short story by San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia.Shot on location in San Francisco and based on true events, The Other Barrio tells the story of housing inspector Roberto Morales as he investigates the suspicious circumstances of a fatal fire in a residential hotel in San Francisco’s rapidly gentrifying Mission District and finds himself face-to-face with murder in the streets, corruption at City Hall, and the mysterious Sofia Nido, a beautiful but dangerous flame from his past.