Cine Las Americas 18: Opening Night

CLAIFF18 Opening Night at the Marchesa Hall and &Theatre

Order of Events

6:00pm – 6:30pm: Red Carpet Reception (Members and Badgeholders*)

6:30pm: General Admission for Opening Night

7:00pm: Opening Ceremonies, followed by World Premiere of The Martini Shot

10:00pm – midnight: Opening Night Party

The Martini Shot

A film by Demetrius Navarro

USA, Comedy, 2015

86 min, Color

English, Spanish with English subtitles

Synopsis: When two small time producers are threatened by their executive producer to make a successful movie, they turn to the only solution they can possibly think of – kill one of the lead actors and the movie is guaranteed to make money. To succeed in this business… You have to make a killing! 

Special Guests in Attendance!

Valente Rodriguez (McFarland, USA; The George Lopez Show)

+ Actors & Director of The Martini Shot: Erlinda Orozco, Daniel Luján, and Demetrius Navarro

*Please purchase and pick up your badge prior to Opening Night:

Monday April 20th, 12pm to 7pm, Crowne Plaza Hotel

Tuesday April 21st, 12pm to 7pm, Crowne Plaza Hotel

Wednesday April 22nd, 12pm to 5:30pm, Marchesa Hall & Theatre



How To Attend CLAIFF18

Member Badges

Get the most out of the festival experience by becoming a Cine Las Americas Member! Members have exclusive access to purchase a Film Festival Badge (not available for purchase to the general public). The badge gives priority admission to all Film Festival screenings, including Opening Night and Closing Night (Cine Pass terms and regulations apply) plus special invitations to Festival special events and parties, including members-only receptions.


For information, please visit our Membership Benefits page.

Film PassesFilm Passes are $100 and grant preferential access to all festival screenings including opening and closing nights. Members-only events excluded.


For only $125 you can become a  Cine Las Americas MemberAND receive an all access film badge.


Individual Screenings TicketsIndividual tickets for film screenings will be for sale at the box office of the Marchesa Hall & Theatre. The box office will open every day of the festival 45 minutes before the first screening of the day. The box office will sell tickets only for screenings scheduled for that day. Tickets are also available online – please see Film Schedule for links to buy tickets online.


Free ScreeningsAlmost two thirds of the festival’s screenings are free and open to the public, bringing a great opportunity for the Austin community to learn about different Latino and indigenous cultures, while enjoying an international selection of works of artistic excellence.


Click here for more information about attending CLAIFF18.


Become Our Amig@
Our Cine Las Americas amig@s are recognized as important members of our community. They are patrons who make our mission possible and enjoy bringing diversity and artistic excellence to the big screen in Austin, Texas.

  • Receive exclusive access to discounts on the Film Festival Badge – not sold to general public!
  • Receive deals at local business,
    and discounts on special screenings throughout the year;
  • Get personal invitations to special events;
  • Enjoy preferred seating at Festival screenings.

Most importantly…

  • Have the satisfaction of knowing that YOU are a part of an organization that is responsible for bringing international films and filmmakers to Austin, Texas!

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