Born in Malaga, Spain, Ruben Navarro is an enthusiastic filmmaker based in Los Angeles since 2010. “Of Hearts and Castles” is his 3rd short film and it has its World Premiere at Outfest Film Festival in August 2020. He previously directed “In Tune With You” (2012), and “Monsters of the Night” (2015). Both films screened at 43 festivals and received 8 awards. Ruben is also a highly experienced editor. His recent work includes editing the first season of the show "East of La Brea" (SXSW) for executive producer Paul Feig and directed by Emmy nominee Sam Bailey (Dear White People); and editing the feature film “Back to Lyla”, among other projects. Ruben has also worked on Fox, Netflix and Quibi shows. Mr. Navarro's work as an editor has been showcased in more than 80 official selections. He is currently in development for a show called “Love for Brisa” and has written a feature film he will be directing called “Me, After You”. He is also a 2018 Film Independent Project Involve Fellow.

AWARDS

- Best Editing "Monsters of the Night", and nominated Best Director, Best Film, Best Non-Spanish Film at European Film Festival Villamayor (Villamayor de Santiago, Spain)

-Best Short Film "Monsters of the Night" at Amposta Fantastic Gore Festival (Amposta, Spain)

- Audience Award "Monsters of the Night" at El Cuervo Film Festival (Navarra, Spain)

- Film Financial Award "Monsters of the Night" at Malaga Film Festival (Malaga, Spain)

- Best Social Film "In Tune With You" at KO&Digital Festival Internacional de Cine Solidario (Barcelona, Spain)

- Best Film about Equality "In Tune With You" at XIV Concurso de Cortometrajes para Jovenes Realizadores “Ciudad de Castellon” (Castellon Spain)

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