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Rodrigo Barriuso is a Cuban-Canadian filmmaker based in Toronto. His short film, For Dorian (12), screened at festivals worldwide, receiving awards at Inside Out, Mix Copenhagen and the Torino LGBT Film Festival. His debut feature film, Un Traductor (18), premiered at Sundance Film Festival as part of the World Cinema Dramatic Competition and won the award for Best Director at the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival and the 17th Pune International Film Festival, among other accolades. Un Traductor was Cuba’s official entry to the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020. Barriuso is an alumnus of different talent development programs including TIFF Filmmaker Lab, Berlinale Talents and the Sundance Institute's Feature Film Program Labs. He was selected to participate in the 40th session of Cinéfondation's Résidence du Festival de Cannes in 2020, as well as in the Nipkow Programm Fellowship in 2021, where he has been developing his second feature film, Neverman. Barriuso holds a BFA in Film Studies and a MA in Contemporary Art History from Toronto Metropolitan University and OCAD University respectively. He lectures on cinema and visual arts from the Spanish speaking Caribbean at Toronto Metropolitan University.

El Pensamiento Films is a Toronto based production company founded in 2012 by Rodrigo Barriuso. It develops and produces projects that deal with sensitive subject matters often underrepresented in cinema. While developed in Canada, the company puts forward concepts and projects that transcend North American borders and sensibilities, and speak to the universality of the human experience. 

© 2012-2023 El Pensamiento Films & Rodrigo Barriuso

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