About The Festival

Welcome to ¡Viva Cinema!

An International Exchange of Latino Film, Music, Arts and Culture     
¡Viva Cinema! joins with the community and businesses of Waterbury this June 27 & 28 to build cultural bridges and raise awareness of Latin American cinema and the art of visual story telling in the languages of Spanish and Portuguese.

The Second Annual ¡Viva Cinema! Latino Film Festival is an international exchange of film, music, arts, culture and food at The Mattatuck Museum. The annual festival will showcase more than 75 films with a student short film PSA competition. Screenings and events will take place throughout the museum in this jam-packed fast moving two-day cultural event Filmmakers will compete for awards in several categories including Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary and Best Short Film.

The Mattatuck Museum and !Viva Cinema! Latino Film Festival are committed to presenting Waterbury as a premier destination for Latin American cultural and arts events, improving the quality of life for the residents of Waterbury, while providing a positive economic benefit to the city’s business community and the surrounding region.

For more schedule and tickets information or to submit a film visit: www.vivacinemafilmfestival.com

Friday June 27
Films begin: 12:00pm
Opening Night Feature 7:00pm
Opening Night Reception: 9:00pm

Saturday June 28
Films begin: 10:30am
Saturday Night Feature 7:00pm
Opening Night Reception: 9:00pm

Tom Carruthers 
Executive Director - CTFF & !Viva Cinema!
Colby Rutledge
Programming Director