Talent Guide

Aurora Guerrero

  • Discipline:Director, Writer
  • Program Year:Grants and Awards 2011, Project Involve 2000


Writer/Director Aurora Guerrero has directed award winning short narrative films, including Pura Lengua (2005 Sundance Film Festival) and Viernes Girl (winner of the 2006 HBO/NYLIFF short film competition). Based on the strength of her first feature length script, Mosquita y Mari, Aurora was awarded the 2005 Sundance Ford Fellowship, the 2005 Paul Robeson Development Grant, was selected to participate in the 2005 Sundance Native/Indigenous Lab; 2006 Tribeca All Access Filmmaker Program; 2009 Film Independent Producer’s Lab. In 2007, she received an ITVS development deal and most recently was awarded a production grant from Latino Public Broadcasting. Her accomplishments as an emerging writer/director earned her a slot in Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. She has also had the honor of assisting directors Patricia Cardoso (Real Women Have Curves) and Peter Bratt (La Mission). In 2000, Guerrero was in Film Independent’s Project:Involve, and in 2011 Film Independent awarded her the LG Cinema 3D Grant.

Current Project

Mosquita y Mari (Narrative Feature)


The friendship between two young Chicanas develops into a tender love and challenges their well-established familial responsibilities, forcing them to choose between their obligations to others and staying true to each other.