ABout montevideo

MonteVideo was created to support Latinx-themed independent film screenings for underserved San Antonio communities via non-traditional venues. Since launching in 2020, MonteVideo has showcased works by over 90 filmmakers through 40 FREE community screenings at venues throughout San Antonio including Artpace, Arthouse at Blue Star, Cassiano Park, Central Library, Elmendorf Lake Park, Jaime’s Place, Jump-Start Performance Company, Mission Marquee Plaza, Presa House Gallery, and Santikos Mayan Palace.

Signature programs include Raza Cósmica: A constellation of Latinx sci-fi cinema, Latina Spring spotlighting Latina and Indigenous women directors, and the Watcha! Film Series at Jaime’s Place. The third edition of Raza Cósmica (October 12-14, 2023) featured the world premiere of The Burden directed by Tish Arana and the Texas premiere of the Peruvian sci-fi drama Tiempos Futuros by V. Checa.

MonteVideo was founded with support from the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, Southwest Airlines, the City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture through a grant from the NALAC Fund for the Arts Grant Program, and the Luminaria Artist Foundation.

About Manuel Solis

MonteVideo founder Manuel Solis is an independent filmmaker and film programmer based in San Antonio. His films have screened at Artpace, Galería Guadalupe, and the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. His programming credits include CineFestival, the Official Latino Film and Arts Festival, and Urbanworld in New York City. His most recent film, The Social Otherwise, a collaboration with acclaimed interdisciplinary artist Cauleen Smith, was featured in the Contingent Habitat exhibition.

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