Call for entries now open!

Raza Cósmica: A constellation of Latinx sci-fi cinema is now accepting film submissions! San Antonio’s annual showcase of sci-fi and speculative films by Latinx and BIPOC filmmakers returns October 10-12, 2024.

Launched by MonteVideo in 2021, the festival is the signature program in the organization’s ongoing efforts to support Latinx-themed independent film screenings for underserved communities via non-traditional venues.

Previous editions of Raza Cósmica have showcased films from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, France, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Prior screenings have taken place at venues throughout San Antonio including Arthouse at Blue Star, Artpace, Cassiano Park, Central Library, the Jump-Start Performance Company, and Mission Marquee Plaza.

March 8, 2024 | Earlybird Deadline

May 10, 2024 | Deadline for Submissions

August 2, 2024 | Notification Date

upcoming events

a class apart

Friday, May 3, 2024 at 7 pm  |  Herrera Plaza (1800 W. Commerce St.)

Directed by Carlos Sandoval and Peter Miller, 2009, USA, 60 min

In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Hernandez v. Texas (1954) landmark Supreme Court decision, the Mexican American Civil Rights Institute (MACRI) and MonteVideo present a reception and screening of the documentary film A Class Apart.

Hernandez v. Texas (1954) was argued by lawyers Gus Garcia, Carlos Cadena, John Herrera, and James de Anda—one of the first times Mexican American attorneys tried a case before the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court decision extended equal protection under the 14th Amendment of the Constitution to Mexican Americans, setting an important precedent for future Mexican American civil rights cases.

Light refreshments will be served.

Watch the trailer here.

RSVP for this free event here.