THIS year's Sydney Latin American Film Festival will have a distinct Fairfield flavour.
The festival, co-ordinated by Fairfield's Laura Luna, will span 12 days and screen a high-calibre selection of new release features, documentaries and short films from Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, the US and Australia.
Ms Luna said there would be 22 new feature films and documentaries screening at the event.
"The film-makers are really excited about showcasing their films," she said.
"We have three feature films that are award-winning and one of them was made by a 23-year-old."
She said all of the films explored the diversity of Latin America and were in Spanish.
But for those who couldn't understand the language, the films have English subtitles.
"People who attend will also be able to vote for their favourite film and the winner will receive equipment hire to help them out with their next film," Ms Luna said.
Children can also join in on the festivities with pre-screening fun and games on offer.
The festival will be launched at Dendy Opera Quays, Circular Quay next Wednesday.
For more information, visit: sydneylatinofilmfestival.org