Nicolasa Ruiz (Mexico)

Originally from Mexicali, Baja California, Nicolasa Ruiz is a Mexican filmmaker who studied Audiovisual Media at the School of Arts of the Autonomous University of Baja California. She has received grants from the Stimulus Program for Creation and Artistic Development (PECDA) of Mexico in 2014 and the support for short film production by region (2018/2019) of the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE). Her short films have screened at festivals such as Visions du Réel, Morelia Film Festival, UNAM International Film Festival (FICUNAM), Mar del Plata Film Festival and Black Canvas. Her projects in development have participated in co-production markets such as the Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund (GFFF) of Los Cabos International Film Festival, FICUNAM Catapult in 2021, the Co-Production Meeting of the French Institute for Latin America (IFAL) in 2021, Punto Género of Ventana Sur in 2022 and Guadalajara Talents in 2022. Nicolasa co-directed with Matthew Porterfield the short film Extinción de la especie (2023) and co-wrote the script for Lumbre en sueño, by José Pablo Escamilla (Biennale College 2022).

Lo raro When she is deprived of her freedom by a group of fans, a graphic novel writer must fight for her life.