Anyone paying attention to world cinema will surely have noticed the rise of Latin American cinema. Along with their North American counterparts (aka “The New World”), the region has been a hotbed of emerging talents in the last few years. Indeed, it seems like rarely does a major film festival go by without a Latin American film winning a prize. And in terms of Oscar, countries like Chile, Colombia and Peru have recently received their first ever nominations for Best Foreign Language Film. This year, 15 films will represent the Americas with hopes of keeping that momentum going. Here’s a look at this eclectic group.