What to Watch: Hispanic Heritage Month Film Festival

From September 15 – October 15 is a time to celebrate everything that’s great about our culture—which is of course so much, with our great films being just one aspect of our cultura. Increasingly, the film industries of countries like Chile and Colombia are catching up with the more established ones from Argentina and Mexico and Spain.

This month, Comcast decided to pay homage to all those great independent movies from all over Latin America by launching their first-ever Hispanic Film Festival, which features 20 Spanish-language films on Xfinity On Demand and Xfinity.com/latinotv. These are available free to existing Xfinity customers today through Oct 15.

In addition to the Hispanic Film Festival movie offering, Comcast digital customers will also be able to watch specials that highlight our people, landscape, cuisine and musi— including features on some of our top entertainers.

Here’s a breakdown of the special HHM programming:

  • The Hispanic Film Festival: including the following films:

Contracorriente (Mexico) – Sundance Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize; Miami Int'l Film Festival: Audience Award 


Cuando Me Toque a Mi (Ecuador) – Biarritz Film Festival: Best Actor 


Desierto Adentro (Mexico) – Ariel Awards: Silver Award, Best Cinematography 


Desierto Sur (Chile) – Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival: Best Opera Prima 


Dos abrazos (Mexico) – Guadalajara Mexican Film Festival: Best Director/National Jury 


La edad de la peseta (Cuba/Spain) – Cartagena Film Festival: Golden India Catalina, Best Film 


La Señal (Argentina) – Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards: Best Cinematograpy 


Ley de Herodes (Mexico) – Sundance Film Festival: Latin America Cinema Award 


Malos Hábitos (Mexico) – nominated AFI Dallas International/Cannes Film Festival 


Mariposa Negra (Peru) – Montreal World Film Festival: Glauber Rocha Award


Matar a Todos (Uruguay) – Ourense Independent Film Festival: Best Screenplay 


Otilia Rauda/La Mujer del Pueblo (Mexico) ­– Amiens International Film Festival: Best Film


Sexo por Compasión (Mexico/Spain) – Guadalajara Film Festival: Audience Award


Sofia (Mexico) – New York International Independent Film & Video Festival: Best Feature


Sólo Quiero Caminar (Spain) – Goya Award: Best Picture


Soñar No Cuesta Nada (Colombia) – nominated Goya Awards: Best Spanish Language Foreign Film


Territorio Comanche (Spain) – Gramado Film Festival: UNESCO Special Award


Trópico de Sangre (Dominican Republic) – Imagen Award


Un franco,14 Pesetas (Spain) – Malaga Film Festival: Best Film, Best First Screenplay & Best Cinematography


Zurdo (Mexico) – Ariel Awards: Silver Award, Best Original Score


  • People: Biographies on Salma Hayek, Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, The Iglesias Family,and Eva Longoria


  • Movies: Hispanic Heritage Films such as Adrift, Pan's Labyrinth, The Motorcycle Diaries, The Dancer Upstairs, and more available for rent


  • Music: including specials from Jenni Rivera and Vicente Fernandez


  • Latin food:  including shows like Aquilísimo and Mi Tierra


  • History programming: including Por las Rutas del Pisco


  • Children’s programming and activities: including Dora the Explorer and Baby Genius in Spanish.