2011 Princess Grace Award
Film Graduate Scholarship
Nominated by: School of Visual Arts
Cary Grant Film Award

Additional Grants:
2023 Special Project Award
2018 Professional Development Grant
2018 Special Project Award
2016 Artist Academy Participant
2014 Professional Development Grant

Raúl is a Mexican immigrant filmmaker and cinematographer based in Denver, Colorado. His work intersects experimental non-fiction, participatory filmmaking, and visual ethnography to explore themes of belonging, alienation, and the concept of “home.” His films have screened at museums and festivals worldwide including at the Sheffield Doc/Fest in the U.K., The Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico (CCA), MASS MoCA Museum in Massachusetts, Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) in New York City, and at the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) in Mexico among many more. Raúl’s work has received support from the Spark Fund, the Princess Grace Foundation, the Ford Foundation-Just Films, The LEF Foundation, ITVS, Catapult Film Fund, The Jerome Foundation, New York Council on the Arts, The Colorado Humanities, The Santa Fe Film Institute, MountainFilm, and the Sundance Institute among others. He is a Camargo Foundation Cassis France Artist Alumni, a BAVC MediaMaker fellow, a Firelight Media Documentary Lab Fellow, a  Lincoln Center/New York Film Festival Artist Academy alumni,  a New America National Fellow, and a Creative Capital Awards Artist Fellow.