Speaker Profile

Francisco Bello

Writer, Producer, Editor
Racing Horse Productions

Francisco is an OSCAR® and three time Emmy nominee. He launched Ropa Vieja Films in 2007 with SALIM BABA (HBO, Canal+, EBS). SALIM BABA has screened in over 100 festivals including Sundance, Telluride, and Tribeca. In 2008 SALIM BABA was Nominated for a Best Short Documentary OSCAR®, followed by an Emmy Nomination in 2009. His directorial debut commissioned by HBO was EL ESPÍRITU DE LA SALSA, which premiered at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. Francisco produced and edited WAR DON DON, which won the Special Jury prize at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival and the Karen Schmeer Award for Documentary Editing. WAR DON DON received Emmy nominations for Outstanding Coverage of a News Story and Outstanding Editing. Francisco co-wrote, produced, and edited CODE OF THE WEST, which premiered at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival. Francisco is currently editing the film OUR NIXON, and co-directing MU XIN: NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND.

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