Raúl Sebastián Quintanilla (Mexico)

Raúl Sebastián Quintanilla is a screenwriter and film director originally from Mexico City. He was a co-writer in Blanco de verano, a feature film that was part of the official selection of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and received the award for Best Script at the Malaga International Film Festival and the Lima International Film Festival. Raúl Sebastián has been twice a recipient of the screenwriting grant awarded by the Young Creators Program of the Mexican Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA). He graduated summa cum laude in Directing from the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC) in Mexico City. He directed the short films La habitación (2012) and Otras personas (2017), which were screened at more than 30 international festivals and received multiple awards, including the awards for Best Director at the Shorts Mexico Festival and for Best Script at the Kinoki Festival in 2012. He is currently finishing the post-production of his debut feature film, Mudanza (winner of the CCC Debut Feature Competition in 2022), to be released this year.

Proyecto Saori Alberto, a photographer unhappy with his career, creates an alter ego to overcome his creative crisis. The success of the project is so overwhelming that Alberto becomes jealous of his “other self,” breaking down his personal relationships and diluting his own identity.