María Eugenia Ulfe is the director of LASA2020 Film Festival

July 25, 2019

The next edition of the LASA Film Festival to be held May 13-16, 2020 in Guadalajara, Mexico, will be led by the doctor of anthropology María Eugenia Ulfe.

Ulfe works as a teacher in the Department of Social Sciences, is Director of the Master’s Degree in Anthropology and Master’s Degree in Visual Anthropology at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). She is also president of the Centre for Sociological, Economic, Political and Anthropological Research (CISEPA) and coordinator of the PUCP Interdisciplinary Research Group on Memory and Democracy.

The objective of the Film Festival is to disseminate the fictional and documentary Latin American audiovisual production, to promote the study of Latin American Cinema in universities around the world and stimulate the participation of LASA members specialized in different disciplines in the presentations of films and their conversations.

Visit the website of the LASA2020 Film Festival to learn about the selection criteria and fill out the online registration form. The deadline for receiving films and documentaries is November 25, 2019.

Film Festival Curators

Susana Kaiser
University of San Francisco, USA

Gabriela Zamorano Villarreal
Colegio de Michoacán, Mexico

Fernando Vílchez Rodríguez


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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