Originally from Mexico City, Carlos Aguilar developed an all-consuming passion for storytelling at a young age influenced by American classics and his mother’s love for European cinema. Evidently, film became the obvious answer to his need to translate words into visual artistry. His drive to find his path in this complex world has taken him to pursue endeavors in diverse circles within industry, including producing his own short films, serving as an intern for the distribution company Strand Releasing and the renowned Sundance Institute, and writing for several online publications. In his capacity as a film journalist he has written for important outlets such as Indiewire, SydneysBuzz, Movie Maker Magazine, Creative Screenwriting, and Variety Latino. In 2014, Carlos Aguilar was chosen as one of 6 young film critics to partake in the first Roger Ebert Fellowship organized by the Sundance Institute and Indiewire. His multi-faceted relationship with cinema provides him with a well-rounded understanding of the medium as an art form and a business. Whether interviewing internationally acclaimed filmmakers, covering screenplays, or reviewing the latest independent gem, his passion for film is always indelible.