CHRISTIAN DEL RIO SOLORZANO
Christian Del Rio Solorzano is a Mexican filmmaker who grew up between Mexico and the US. After graduating with degrees in Art and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, Chris moved to Los Angeles and worked in a variety of roles in the Film and TV industry, before moving to New York City. Chris is now enrolled as an MFA student at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she is producing various short form narrative projects as a writer and director, as well as developing her skills as a Director of Photography.
As a writer and director, Chris has completed several short film projects, earning official selections at various international film festivals, including the Academy Award qualifying St. Louis International Film Festival, and most recently winning the Audience Award at SENE Film Fest in Rhode Island. With a focus on realism and an occasional jolt of fantasy, her films follow everyday characters navigating rich cinematic worlds.
Due to her work as a director and her involvement in the Latinx film community, she was invited to join the Chicana Director’s Initiative, an organization created to highlight the work of Latinx female-identifying Directors and Cinematographers. Chris hopes to continue developing film projects that are centered around female, Latinx and bilingual characters.