Call for applications to direct the LASA Film Festival

January 30, 2020

Applications are invited for the position of Film Festival Director of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). The Festival takes place during LASA Congresses.

Duties will begin on June 1, 2020, and the first festival to appear under the name of the newly appointed director will be the LASA2021 Film Festival (Vancouver, May 26 – 29, 2021). Contracts to direct the festival normally are two years in duration, although the LASA Ways and Means Committee has the right to award a contract for a different time period. In accordance with LASA’s mission, a high-quality festival should reflect the interdisciplinary nature and goals of the institution.

Completed proposals must be received by May 1, 2020, and should be directed to Milagros Pereyra-Rojas, Executive Director, Latin American Studies Association ( Please submit a current CV and statement. Applications will be reviewed by the LASA Ways and Means Committee, which will present its final selection to the Executive Council for its approval. The LASA Executive Director will work out the contractual agreement with the nominee. The final decision is expected by May 30, 2020.


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.

If you wish to interview a LASA Executive Council member, you can contact the LASA communications office at (412) 648-7929 or send an email to