Festival Highlight: Looking At 20 Years Of Latino Cinema | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

In the past two decades of the San Diego Latino Film Festival’s existence, Latino film has grown and expanded both in the types of films produced and in distribution. From films that seemed destined for a limited, Spanish-speaking market, Latino-themed films and Latino actors have crossed over into mainstream venues, due, in part, to a growing Latino population of immigrants and US-born viewers who increasingly define themselves as bi-lingual and bi-cultural. With a Latino population now pegged at over 16% nationally and just over 38% in California according to the U.S. 2010 Census, there has been plenty of room for Latino film to grow in scope and sophistication.