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WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

OUR VISION 

A border community where cinematic arts are an accessible tool for self-growth and collective transformation

OUR MISSION 

We aim to use film as an artistic, cultural, and educational practice to build community and empower locals to create.

Our work at the Laredo Film Society is driven by the belief that

cinema is for all!!!

OUR STORY

Founded in 2018 by a group of friends and film enthusiasts, 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.

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 provide a space for local creatives to work on their films via screenings, workshops, and filmmaking support. Whether someone is a novice or an expert, an indie filmmaker, or a production house, there is a space for all things film at LFS. 

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.

TEAM

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DC

Carolina Cruz

Deriam Casas

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Andrea Ortiz

President

Norma Ortiz

Secretary

Dr. Arthur D. Soto-Vasquez

Lizett Montiel

Gabriela A. Treviño

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Karen Gaytán

Treasurer

ADVISORY BOARD

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CV

BC

JK

Keith Franklin

Christopher Villarreal

Blas Castañeda

Dr. John Kilburn

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