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 80 filmmakers through 36 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 Co., Mission Marquee Plaza, Presa House Gallery, and Santikos Mayan Palace.
Signature programs include Raza Cósmica: A constellation of classic and contemporary Latinx science fiction, the Watcha! Film Series at Jaime’s Place, and Indie Lens Pop-Up presented in partnership with Presa House Gallery. The 3rd edition of Raza Cósmica (October 12-14, 2023) featured the world premiere of The Burden by Tish Arana and the Texas premiere of the Peruvian sci-fi drama Tiempos Futuros directed 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. Recent event sponsors include the Mexican American Civil Rights Institute and the Cesar E. Chavez Legacy & Educational 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.