The growth of the Festival from 500 attendees to more than 35,000 in 34 years is clear evidence of the great demand for quality Latino arts programming in Chicago. During the festival, over 100 feature and shorts films from all over Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the United States are screened. The programming represents the great diversity of themes and genres of the Latino filmmaking. The two-week Festival also features opportunities for the audiences to participate in discussions with the directors at the screenings as well as at the series of special events highlighting the diversity of the Latino culture. 2018 will mark the 34th anniversary of the Chicago Latino Film Festival.