Elio Bernardo-Ruiz (Elio B) is a writer and award-winning filmmaker born in Havana, Cuba.  In the late 1980s and early 90s, his films won two major prizes in the documentary and documentary series categories at the Havana International Film Festival. In 1991, Elio immigrated to Mexico, furthering his career in the advertising industry, artistic, and educational institutions. In Mexico City, for five years he was a script professor at the C.C.C film school. In 1995, he received a research grant from the Berlin-Brandenburg Film Board in Germany; in 1997, he received another grant from the Mexican Institute of Cinematography (IMCINE).

He has published in both nonfiction and fiction genres.  In 1995, his short story, “The Little White Girl” was included in an international anthology that also includes prominent American authors, Alice Walker and Toni Morrison.

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AWARDS, GRANTS & RECOGNITION

 

2015- Merida and Yucatan International Film Festival: two prizes for the development of "El Paraíso del Diablo" or  "The Devil's Paradise" project, Merida. Mexico.

 

1997 - Grant from Mexican Institute of Cinematography - Mexico City, Mexico.

 

1995- Story selected for de collection “Ancestral House: the Black short story in the Americas and Europe”., WestView Press- Chicago, IL., U.S.A.

 

1995 - Grant from Berlin-Brandenburg Film Board  - Berlin, Germany.

 

1990 - 'Pitirre" Award for the documentary "Quién Baila Aquí" (Those who dance here) - San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

1990 - "Coral" Award for the documentary "Quién Baila Aquí" (Those who dance here) – Havana, Cuba.

 

1990 - "Caracol" Award for the documentary "Quién Baila Aquí" (Those who dance here) – Havana, Cuba.

 

1989 - "Coral" Award for the documentary series "Los que llegaron después" (Those who arrived afterward)- Havana, Cuba.

 

1989 - "Caracol" Award for the documentary series "Los que llegaron después" (Those who arrived afterward)- Havana, Cuba.

 

1989 - "UPEC" (Television journalism) Award for the documentary series "Los que llegaron después" (Those who arrived afterward)- Havana, Cuba.

 

1988 - Honorable Mention from UNEAC (Cuban Union of Writers and Artists) the treatment "The Black Paganini"- Havana, Cuba.

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