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Raissa Contreras is a filmmaker & artist in Baltimore. She has an MA in Film & Video from Maryland Institute College of Art & an MFA in Painting from University of New Mexico.
She has taught film and media studies in the Electronic Media & Film Department at Towson University and art and art history at Maryland Institute College of Art, Towson University and Goucher College.
Jaime & the Tamales premiered in LA in with the Silicon Beach FF and rec'd Best Cinematography for Short Doc in April 2018. It screened in NY with NewFilmmakers NY at the Anthology Film Archives in October 2018. Porkchop & the 28th St. Watermelons screened in Miami with the Silicon Beach Miami FF where it won the Audience Award in February 2018. It won the Special Jury Award at the Southern Colorado Film Festival. Her work has also screened with the Bushwick Film Festival, the Short Film Corner at Cannes, LA Cinefest, Museum of Modern Art, Los Angele Center for Digital Art, Experiments in Cinema, the Short to the Point Film Fest in Bucharest, Romania, the Puerto Madero Int'l Film Festival, The Cutting Room in Nottingham, UK, the Short Film Festival of Los Angeles, the New York Short Film Festival, the Golden Gate Documentary & Fiction Festival, and the Festival du Cinema de Paris.