Curriculum Vitae

Name: Orisel Castro López

Activities: Director, Editor

Contact: ori.selcl [at]


Orisel is a documentary filmmaker and editor formed at the University of Arts in Havana. She continued her studies at the International Film School in Cuba and holds a Master of Science in Visual Anthropology and Anthropological Documentary Film by FLACSO, Ecuador.
Some of her short documentaries and experimental pieces have been shown at international festivals around the world, winning a couple of prizes and awards. She participated in Talents Guadalajara in 2010, in Costa Rica Doculab in 2013, in Doculab Guadalajara 2015 or to Pitching Documentary at DocMontevideo, Uruguay in 2016. Currently works as reviewer and programmer for the EDOC festival in Quito. She is head of programming of the International Filmfestival of Quito (FICQ) and works as a professor at UDLA-University, Quito.


The man who always did his part

Documentary Film, 94min, 2017
Participaton at DocuLab 1.0, San José, Costa Rica, 2013
Selection at RoughCut Docs Medellín-Barcelona, Colombia, 2014
Participaton at DocuLab 7, Guadalajara, Mexico
Participaton at Pitching Documental, DocMontevideo, 2016
Participaton at V Workshop by Ibermedia in La Antigua, Guatemala, 2016
Participaton at Puerto Lab of the 57° International Filmfestival of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, 2017
Winner of Postproduction Funding by CNCINE-Ecuador, 2015


2013, Experimental, 3 Minutes, color
Screening at DANUBE - VideoArt Festival 2013 - Austria

Three gospels and one apocalypse

(work in progress), Documentary, 60 Minutes, color


2010, Documentary, 22 Minutes, color
Special Mention of the Jury at the 8th Mostra Internacional de Filmes de Escolas de Cinema de Porto
Screenings at International festivals in Cuba (Gibara, Santiago Ávarez, Muestra Joven), Brazil (Bahia, Sao Paulo), Guatemala (Ícaro), Bolivia (FENAVID), Peru (FENACO), Ecuador (EDOC), Columbia (13 Muestra Internacional), Argentina (Mar del Plata, DOC BsAs), Great Britain (London), Belgium (Brussels), Germany (Kassel), Italy (Ca’ Foscari Cinema), Spain (DocumentaMadrid).

Belly of the whale

Documentary, 12 Minutes, color
Screening at Alucine - Toronto, Canada 2010

Further and further away

2008, Documentary, 13 Minutes, color


2008, Experimental, 4 Minutes, color
2nd price of the Videoart Festival of Barcelona (BANG)