Congratulations to the LASA2022 Film Festival winners

April 7, 2022

The Latin American Studies Association is pleased to announce the LASA2022 Film Festival winners. The LASA Film Festival is organized in unison with the annual LASA Congresses.

The Film Festival has strived to exhibit audiovisual materials from around the world related to the multiple and diverse perspectives encompassing Latin American: its history, its socio-political and cultural development, the ongoing reality of its inhabitants, and the discourses that bound its nations and the region in general.

LASA Award of Merit in Film

Apenas el Sol

Documentary by Arami Ullón
Switzerland/Paraguay, 2020, 74’

El Caso de la Carne

Short by Valeria Meiller and Agustín Schang
United States/Argentina, 2020, 20’

El Guardián de la Memoria

Documentary by Marcela Arteaga Esquerra
Mexico, 2019, 93'

El Silencio del Topo

Documentary by Anaïs Taracena
Guatemala, 2021, 92'


Documentary by Joanna Reposi Garibaldi
Chile/Colombia, 2019, 97'


Documentary by Coraci Ruiz
Brazil, 2020, 76'

Lo Invisible

Fiction by Javier Andrade
Ecuador, 2021, 65'

Mapa de Sueños Latinoamericanos

Documentary by Martín Weber
Argentina/Mexico/Norway, 2020, 91'


Short by Noemí Delgado and Shara Lili
El Salvador/United States, 2021, 28'

Remover el Corazón

Short by Melissa Elizondo Moreno
Mexico, 2019, 30'

Members of the Award Committee

The members of the award committee are Claudia Ferman, LASA2022 Film Festival Director, University of Richmond; Valeria Grinberg Pla, Bowling Green State University; Francisco Montaña Ibáñez, Universidad Nacional de Colombia; and Pablo Rey, Rumbo Sur.


About LASA

The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 13,000 members, over 60% of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe. LASA's mission is to foster intellectual discussion, research, and teaching on Latin America, the Caribbean, and its people throughout the Americas, promote the interests of its diverse membership, and encourage civic engagement through network building and public debate.

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