RAQUEL SALAZAR is a Chilean-American cinematographer and director.
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 journalism and storytelling background as a staff producer and videographer at BRIC TV -- creating non-fiction films covering criminal justice, immigration and youth issues.
Her films have earned her several Emmy® nominations and accolades along the way.
Right now, she is enthusiastic about telling genre-free stories bounded by truth.
She is currently working on a 9/11 VR documentary project with the production company who made the festival darling Notes on Blindness.
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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