CHICAGO — The nation’s largest, longest and oldest film festival will be held here April 8-20 at the Landmark, Piper’s Alley, and Facets theaters. The 21st Chicago Latino Film Festival’s 58 features and 81 shorts, representing a total of 44 countries, will be premiered. The hot line phone is (312) 409-1757, or go to .

The 10th annual Asian American Film Festival will be held April 1-14 at the Gene Siskel Film Center at 164 N. State St. Eleven features and 50 shorts will be shown. For info go, to Foundation for Asian American Independent Media at .

The 4th Annual Palestinian Film Festival will be held April 15-28 at the Gene Siskel Film Center; eight features and four shorts will premier. Go to or call (312) 873-4401.