Raquel Barrera Sutorra

Freelance filmmaker and director

She studied Audiovisual Communication at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and Film Directing at the Centre of Cinematographic Studies of Catalonia (CECC). 

She completed her training with a postgraduate degree in Acting Direction at the Ramon Llull University (URL) and received professional training in different courses. After taking part in many film shoots and being an intern in large companies and television channels, she premiered her first feature film, Camino en Bollywood, at the Silos Film Festival in 2006.

Subsequently, she directed the series Antropología, filmed in super-8. She was part of the DO, Denominación de Origen Project in the 2009-2010 season. She received a grant from the Ministry of Culture to co-write with Xavier González Casas the script for the feature film Lo mejor que puedo. 

El Nil i els Camells was the next short documentary she directed and, later, she made Viñetas Palestinas, a short documentary on Palestine for Action Against Hunger. 

The short film La segunda primera cita travelled to film festivals around the world and won the Audience Award at the Queer Bites festival in Chicago. La niña de Gancho is her latest documentary film. 

At the same time, she has worked as a freelance filmmaker for various production companies and agencies, making advertising, documentaries, video clips and video books. In 2020, she was selected to be part of Acció Viver with her documentary project L’home més pacífic del món (The most peaceful man in the world), a project that is currently in development.

She has written and directed the film Pineda 92, selected for the Simfonies de ciutat project and produced by the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) with the collaboration of Dones Visuals, which premiered at the D'A Film Festival 2022.

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