Armando Zamudio (he/him) is a first-generation Mexican-American with parents from Guanajuato, Mexico. He is a filmmaker and film lover from Chicago, IL, and studied film at Columbia College Chicago. Upon graduating, he joined Cinema/Chicago, where he began his journey in the film festival circuit. He joined Sundance and, soon after, many more film festivals across the country. He got to travel to Salt Lake City, Seattle, New York City, and finally Los Angeles, where he’s resided and now excited to be part of IDA (the International Documentary Association), helping documentaries have a platform. Over the years he has grown and built a strong bond with filmmakers and the film community through screenings and public programming. He hopes to continue to build stronger bonds with you and documentarians like himself.