"Raza Cósmica: A constellation of classic and contemporary Latinx science fiction" is an international festival that takes place in San Antonio, Texas and showcases sci-fi and speculative films by Latinx and BIPOC filmmakers. 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, Colombia, Mexico, 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, and Mission Marquee Plaza.
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. This year’s festival is sponsored by the Mexican American Civil Rights Institute (MACRI).
Open to science fiction and speculative short films and feature films by Latinx and BIPOC filmmakers.
Unless by special invitation, submissions must have been completed after January 1, 2021.
Submissions must include English subtitles if dialogue is in a language other than English.
No late submissions will be accepted. All entries must be submitted online via FilmFreeway.
At this time, Fee Waivers or discounts are not available. Please do not email about Fee Waivers or discounts.
Raza Cósmica is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the festival for promotional purposes. Films selected may also be screened at year-round events.
The individual or organization submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Raza Cósmica from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.