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Our mission

A platform to promote and expose the harvest of Panamanian & Latin-American filmmakers.

Viva Panama Organization (VPO), a non-profit 501 (c) (3) entity has developed diverse programs throughout its 26 years striving for spreading the Culture of Panama in California and the world, and one of these programs is  Films from Panama & the Americas (FFPA).

FFPA (formerly known as Panamanian International Film Festival in Los Angeles) which serves as a platform to promote and expose the harvest of Panamanian & Latin-American filmmakers, facilitating screening exhibitions and promoting the networking between participating countries and the industry in Hollywood, hoping to stimulate the development of film projects between Panama, Latin-America & USA.

FFPA is held during the celebration of the International Week of Panama in  Los Angeles County, established by Viva Panama Organization in 2003, in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and its Opening Gala is done in conjunction with VPO's Annual Ambassador Award Gala.  

This year, the Gala will be held at the Louvre Banquet Hall, located at the1767 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027.