Meet the Director

Ruben Hornillo, Director of Spanish Exile


Ruben Hornillo graduated from the Polytechnic University of Valencia with two awards for Highest Honors in Audiovisual Communication in 2010. During the 5-year B.A./M.A. program he received two exchange scholarships to study abroad in Istanbul in year 3 and South Korea in year 5. In 2010 he heads to America after being accepted by the prestigious American Film Institute in Los Angeles to enroll in the 2-year Film & Television Producing MFA Program. His thesis project, Goldenstate, which deals with the foreclosure drama, was featured in the official selection at the American Pavilion in Cannes this year.

His first feature film as a producer, God’s Slave, celebrated its international premiere in June in Venezuela, where it opened to controversy. It subequently premiered in Argentina and Uruguay and is awaiting distribution in Europe and North America. This feature film, directed by the Venezuelan director Joel Novoa and financed through Ibermedia, has been selected to participate in 2013 in several World class film festivals like the Class A Mar del Plata International Film Festival and the prestigious Huelva Latin American Film Festival, receiving the Key to Freedom and the Manuel Barba Best Original Screenplay awards.

His upcoming project, Spanish Exile, will be his directorial debut in a feature lenght documentary. Españoles en el Exilio is the polar opposite of the popular Spanish TV show, Españoles en el Mundo. This documentary is aligned in form and moral content with the rigueur and honesty of the popular Spanish television program Salvados, as well as with the production value of the works of Michael Moore and with the proximity of films like 5 Broken Cameras or Hell and Back Again.


AdminMeet the Director, Ruben Hornillo