Rafel Duran

Director & Video Reporter


Rafel Duran Torrent

I’m a filmmaker and freelance video journalist based in Barcelona and Berlin, with Bachelor´s degrees in Audiovisual Communication and Journalism from Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona, with a Postgraduate Degree in Screenwriting and Actors Direction. After starting my professional career in Barcelona in production in film and advertising, I later moved to Miami in 2004 where I continued working in production for major Spanish media company Grupo Prisa affiliate Plural Entertainment, which produces content for Univision -the largest Spanish-language network in the United States-, Telemundo and WSBS-Mega TV. There I also worked as assistant editor and video editor for docu-realities, magazines and show games. As a freelancer, I also produced the independent documentary La Gata-The nine lives of a tango singer (Best US Documentary Award in the Women’s International Film Festival, Miami, USA, 2008).

Afterwards, I worked in postproduction for television magazines, documentaries and reports produced for different TV channels and for the Argentinian Ministry of Information in Buenos Aires. I later collaborated with an international human rights NGO in a conflict zone in Colombia, contributing to the communications department.

I directed, produced and edited the short film documentary Cyborg Foundation, which won the Grand Jury Prize in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition about world-changing innovation, awarded at Sundance 2013. The jury included actress Daryl Hannah and filmmakers Barbara Kopple, Jose Padilha, Joe Berlinger, Floyd Webb and Peter Wintonick. The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival alongside documentary shorts by Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side), Lucy Walker (Wasteland) and Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens). It also screened at Tribeca Film Festival and Doxa Documentary Film Festival in 2013.

I directed the documentary Cyborgs among us (2017), coproduced between Spain and France with the collaboration of Science & Vie TV (France) SVT (Sweden), NRK (Norway), DR (Denmark). It has been selected in several international documentary festivals and it has been broadcasted in more than 20 countries worldwide. I actually freelance as a video reporter and documentary director.




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