Raúl is a Mexican immigrant filmmaker, cinematographer, and multimedia creator. His work intersects contemporary art, political documentary, and visual ethnography to explore themes of “belonging” and “alienation” in immigrant communities. His films have screened worldwide, including at the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) in New York City, at the Sheffield Doc/Fest in the UK, and at DocsMX in Mexico City. He is a 2018 Princess Grace Awards Special Project Grantee, an Art Matters/Jerome Foundation Cassis France Arts Fellow, a Tribeca Film Institute All Access grant recipient, a 2018 IFP Filmmaker Labs fellow, and a 2018-19 Ford Foundation, JustFilms grantee.

Honors, Awards and Nominations:
  • 2018-19 Ford Foundation, JustFilms grantee
  • 2018 IFP Filmmaker Labs, New York, NY
  • 2018 Princess Grace Foundation: Special Project Grant, New York, NY
  • 2018  BAVC National MediaMaker Fellowship, San Francisco, CA
  • 2018 New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Post Production Grant
  • 2017 Tribeca Film Institute Interactive Immigration Co/Lab, New York City
  • 2017 Mexico City International Documentary Film Festival (DocsMX), Docs-in-Progress Doclabs, Rough Cut Retreat, Mexico City
  • 2017 Camden/TFI Filmmakers Retreat, Camden Maine
  • 2017 Tribeca Film Institute All Access Program
  • 2017 Artist Residency At The Camargo Foundation Cassis, France
  • 2016 Film Society of Lincoln Center Artist Academy : NYFF 2016
  • 2015 JEROME Foundation Film and Video Grant
  • 2015 Great lakes Environmental Film Festival Spirit of Activism Award
  • 2014 IFFEST Document.Art Festival Next Generation Award
  • 2013 CINE Golden Eagle Award
  • 2013 International Documentary Association (IDA)
    • Nominee Student Documentary Award
  • 2012 School of Visual Arts Paula Rhodes Memorial Award
  • 2012 Princess Grace Foundation Filmmaker Award
  • 2011 Princess Grace Foundation Cary Grant Award
  • 2011  Hispanic Scholarship Fund Creative Arts Project Grant


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