Javier Briones is a bi-lingual filmmaker and curator with over 10 years of experience in both narrative and documentary film. Motivated by social and personal concerns, he makes films that are complex, layered explorations of history, memory and subjectivity. His films focus on people from Latin America and the places, spaces and moments where social, political and cultural structures take on visible and tangible forms.
His works include El Soñador, Luz, and The Earth Did Not Speak, which was nominated for a 2016 International Documentary Association Award. Javier has been an Artist in Residence at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program and the San Francisco Film Society. Some of his most notable recognitions include the JustFilms Princess Grace Award, The President’s Award at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, and the Delphic Art Movie Award. He is a curator at the San Francisco chapter of the Video Consortium, an international organization for journalists and documentary filmmakers.