Princess Grace Award
Graduate Film Scholarship, 2012
University of Southern California

Additional Princess Grace Grants
• 2019 Special Project Award
• 2017 Professional Development Grant


Javier Barboza is an award-winning filmmaker, Creative Director, Animator, Educator, Founder of Kaleidoscope Media and codirector of the Los Angeles institute of experimentation(L.I.E). His work tackles the complexity of the identity and migration, using surreal, magical realism, narrative and documentary method to engage the audience in an experience best described as visually immersive. He studied at East Los Angeles College, dedicating himself to fine arts, animation and graffiti. He continued his studies at Cal Arts majoring in Character Animation. He received his MFA at U.S.C, School of Cinematic Arts. He was awarded the Princes Grace Film Grant, was a Annenberg Fellow, and has showcased at a variety of film festivals. Javier continues to pitch at studios, lecture at various Universities nationally and internationally, freelance at several studios Netflix, MTV, ACLU, Buck, PBS, Google, Playboy, Nickelodeon, Sony Animation and Disney T.V. He is currently base in Boston experimenting with new ways of telling stories through VR, A.R, projections, installations, performance art, muppets, graffiti and animation.