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

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.

Ricardo graduated from the Columbia University MFA Film Directing Program as a Miloš Forman Directing Fellow and Equity Diversity & Inclusion Representative for the Film Department.

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 WarnerMedia OneFifty Latino Short Film Award at the Miami Film Festival, Best Short at the Puerto Rico Film Festival, the Best Film Prize at New Faces New Voices and an Honorable Mention for Best Student Short at the Woodstock Film Festival.