RAQUEL SALAZAR (1989) is a Chilean-American journalist, artist and filmmaker.
She moved to New York City in 2014 and worked as assistant director for award-winning Polish non-fiction filmmaker Piotr Stasik on his film 21xNYC which was nominated for the prestigious European Film Award.
She then went on to formalize her storytelling and journalism background as a staff producer/director and videographer at BRIC TV; creating non-fiction films covering criminal justice, immigration and youth issues.
She recently shot her first feature documentary with support from Chicken & Eggs Pictures and a television documentary special for VPRO, both currently in post-production.
Her films have broadcasted on U.S. public television and have earned her several Emmy® nominations and accolades along the way.
Raquel is currently developing a creative documentary project in the north of Chile.
National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET-CWA LOCAL 11)
New York Women in Film & Television
Women's Film Preservation Fund, Committee Member
2017 Bushwick Film Festival Official Selection, "Sounds of Brownsville"
2017 Northside Festival & Conference, "Seeing Myself"
2017 Ippies Award, "Seeing Myself" - Best Video, 1st Place
2017 Telly Award Bronze, "#Bheard " - Category: Series Documentary
2017 NY Emmy® Nominee, “Sounds of Brownsville: Battling Crime through Music” - Category: Societal Concerns Program Feature/Segment
2017 NY Emmy® Nominee, “#Bheard Video Series” - Category: Public/Current/Community Affairs Series
2016 Latinas on Fast Track (LOFT) Leadership Summit, Hispanic Heritage Foundation
2016 Philip L. Graham Diversity Fellow, Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference
2016 NY Emmy® Nominee, “Shulem Deen: A Life Apart” - Category: Religion: News/Feature
2016 NY Emmy® Nominee, “Straight Up: Journalists Covering Race” Category: Discussion/Interview
2015 Ippies Award “War, Identity and Friendship in Brighton Beach” also known as "The War Back Home" - Best Video, 3rd Place