At the age of 37, Jaime de Leon took an auspicious opportunity and ran with it after performing stand-up at a local bar in front of friends. Five years later, de Leon is one of Chicago’s rising stars of comedy. De Leon has gripped the mic in Chicago and Los Angeles, performing at clubs such as Zanies, the Laugh Factory and Jokes and Notes. While growing up as the son of immigrants in a Mexican family on Chicago’s South Side, de Leon developed a knack for “knocking ‘em dead,”


LiMe's Short Film winner 2015

LiMe film festival's annual themes aim to bring awareness and foster conversation from a wide range of perspectives.

Panelist - Gentrification 2014

Brian Herrera

Amie Sell

Nando Espinosa

Music - Jam Session #2

Rosy Campanita - Drum

Quetzalli Lopez -  Little Marimba

Panelist - Gentrification 2014

Jennifer Juárez

Jesse Mumm

Brian Herrera

Music - Jam Session #5

Rosy Campanita - Drum

Quetzalli Lopez -  Bongos

"Censorship & Free Speech"


Writer, Telemundo news reporter and correspondent for Televisa, Univision and EFE.

Enrique García Fuentes



Moises Martinez

Kahla Moody
Jaaliyah Linson

Devonne Gray


Rachel Azzarello, as she is know in her social circles, collectively curated the ten year running now archived- Chicago Anarchist Film Fest from 2005 to 2013. She has lived in Chicago for nineteen years and in Little Village for one. She looks forward to viewing the entries and thanks the film makers for participating. Her movie preferences are documentaries and comedies.

Marco Polo Soto


Certified law enforcement in Illinois since 2001.

Head of Intelligence Operations Worldwide.
Global Security Consultants.

Jaime de Leon

La Lucha Continúa

/ The Fight Continues Activism in the Digital Age

Rachel Azzarello

Joel Vargas

Free Spirit Media


Known for mixing history and culture with contemporary themes, Eric J. Garcia always tries to create art that is much more than just aesthetics.  Garcia has exhibited nationally to include such institutions like the San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and the National Museum of Mexican Art. 


Actor and writer. He has participated in many plays in both English and Spanish throughout the city. He’s a member of Aguijón’s ensemble, his credits with the company include: Adentro|Within, La Chunga and Orchids in the Moonlight; with The Main Street Opera Company’s he worked in the Zarzuela La Dolorosa. 

México Cartelera 2016

Di no a la pirateria


Laura Nuñez is an alumnus of the School of Cinematic Arts of the University of Southern California and winner of the 16th Annual Pegasus Players Young Playwrights Festival. She is a founding member of Villarte Chicago and Co-Founder of the Little Village Arts Festival. A lifelong resident of Little Village, Ms. Nuñez loves to share her 20 years of entertainment industry experience with new artists and is very proud to serve as a panelist and judge of Lime Film Fest.

Laura Nuñez

Eric J. Garcia