Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q. What is the Hola Mexico Festival? A. The Hola Mexico Festival is an open public event celebrating Mexican culture. As the largest Mexican film festival outside Mexico, it screens annually in the heart of the film industry—Los Angeles.

Q. Can I watch a movie at the festival? A. Absolutely! Anyone with a valid ticket can attend a screening. Tickets are available for purchase through our website or directly at the box office.

Q. How can I sponsor the festival? A. We warmly welcome sponsors who value promoting culture to the Hispanic community in Los Angeles. To discuss sponsorship opportunities, please email info@holamexicoff.com.

Q. How long has the festival been running? A. The festival debuted in Sydney, Australia, in 2006, touring around the country before making its U.S. debut in New York City in 2008. It toured the USA for several years before settling in LA. 2022 marked our 14th edition.

Q. Can I purchase a film featured in the festival? A. Films showcased at the festival are premiering in Los Angeles, so they’re not available for sale. Many won’t play in LA again or be sold in the USA. However, select films may later become available on channels like Cinelatino and Pantaya. Additionally, some past films can be found at Best Buy, Target, or Amazon.com, though many remain unavailable in the USA.

Q. Is it possible to meet a director or actor from a festival screening? A. Yes! We strive to bring both the talent behind and in front of the camera. Directors and actors often participate in post-screening Q&A sessions, panels, and other events.

Q. Can I volunteer at the festival? A. Absolutely! We encourage community members to join our team. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Paola, at hmffteam@gmail.com.

Q. I’m with the media and need more information. Who should I contact? A. For media inquiries, please reach out to:

Hola Mexico Film Festival presented by Toyota


opening night faq

Q: Why are there two different after-party locations this year?

A: To ensure a seamless experience and comply with building capacity regulations, we’ve organized the after-party in two distinct areas.


Q: What’s included in the VIP Court of Honor Quinceañera Experience (Rooftop party)?

A: Priority screening access, rooftop afterparty with a special guest DJ, two complimentary drinks, and food.


Q: What does the Quinceañera Mezzanine Enchantment (Indoor Party) offer?

A: An indoor party in our exclusive Mezzanine, two complimentary drinks, and a range of gourmet food options available for purchase.


Q: Can I attend just the film screening?

A: Yes, we offer a film-only ticket option priced at $30.


Q: What’s the best time to arrive, and can I purchase tickets at the venue?

A: Our box office opens its doors an hour before the film starts. While you can buy tickets on-site, we highly recommend securing them online beforehand due to limited availability.


Q: Is the venue equipped to accommodate guests with disabilities?

A: We have designated accessible seating available in our orchestra section. However, it’s important to note that the building lacks an elevator, making the mezzanine, balcony, and rooftop accessible only by stairs.