Ricardo J Varona is an award winning filmmaker born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico and currently residing in Brooklyn, New York.

He is a Miloš Forman Directing Fellow, Equity Diversity & Inclusion Representative,
and MFA Directing candidate for Columbia University’s Graduate Film program. 

His most recent work, 'La mujer de Héctor', was nominated for Best Student Film and Best of Festival in the Palm Springs International ShortFest, the Grand Jury Prize at Nashville Film Festival, Best Narrative Short at the Indie Memphis Film Festival, and has been awarded the Best Film Prize at New Faces New Voices and an Honorable Mention for Best Student Short at the Woodstock Film Festival.

Having lived most of his life on the island, Ricardo’s work constantly bounces
back and forth between Puerto Rico and the U.S. His stories are centered mostly
on family matters, sexuality, class, and cultural identity.