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WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

Our work at the Laredo Film Society is driven by the belief that cinema is for all.

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Founded in 2018 by a group of friends and film enthusiasts frustrated with the lack of diversity programming in Laredo theaters, the Laredo Film Society started as a way to cultivate a love for cinema along the South Texas-Mexico border. In its early days, LFS hosted pop-up screenings in different venues across the city. The goal was to make movie-going accessible to audiences hungry for something to do.

Through demonstrated efforts in raising the city's quality of life, LFS successfully advocated for an office space in the heart of the Arts and Entertainment District in Downtown Laredo to continue its mission. After opening its doors to the public in 2021, Laredo Film Society HQ has served as a space to build community via the arts and support local creatives. Whether someone is a novice or an expert, there is a place for everybody at LFS. 

Much like other film movements can be identified by their tight-knit communities, we hope to breed the next generation of storytellers by providing the resources and support to make their films. We love Laredo, we love its people, and we love the duality of being born and bred in the border. Our hope is that this pride spreads – that we tell our stories with pride and through the art and magic of making movies.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Karen Gaytán

Gabriela A. Treviño

Lizett Montiel

Andrea Ortiz

Dr. Arthur D. Soto-Vasquez

Joey Flores

Norma Ortiz

STAFF, INTERNS, AND VOLUNTEERS

Jessica

Rodriguez

Monica

Manriquez

Irene

Alegria

Carolina

Cruz

Miro

Santos

Juan

Reyes

Jose

Esquivel

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