Mexico City native, living and working in New York City.
Christian Del Rio Solorzano is a Mexican filmmaker who grew up between Mexico and the US. After graduating with degrees in Art and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, Chris moved to Los Angeles and worked in the Film and TV industry as an assistant editor, production and post coordinator, as well as camera assistant, before moving to New York City. Chris is now enrolled as an MFA student at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she is producing short form narrative projects as a writer and director, as well as developing her skills as a Director of Photography.
Since 2017, Chris has written and directed six short films, earning official selections at international film festivals, including the Academy Award qualifying St. Louis International Film Festival, and most recently winning the Audience Award at SENE Film Fest in Rhode Island. With a focus on realism and an occasional jolt of fantasy, her films follow everyday characters navigating rich cinematic worlds.
As a female director involved in the Latinx film community, she was invited to join the Chicana Director’s Initiative, an organization created to highlight the work of Latinx female-identifying Directors and Cinematographers. Chris hopes to continue developing film projects that are centered around female, Latinx and bilingual characters.
  • Director (4 Credits)
    Remote Parenting2021
    Short
    For Ismet2020
    Documentary, Short
    Prey2020
    Short
    Steel and Water2018
    Short
  • Writer (3 Credits)
    Remote Parenting2021
    Short
    Prey2020
    Short
    Steel and Water2018
    Short
  • Producer (2 Credits)
    For Ismet2020
    Documentary, Short
    Steel and Water2018
    Short
Audience Award
For Ismet
SENE Film Fest
Cranston, RI
2021
Official Selection
For Ismet
Newburyport Documentary Film Festival
Newburyport
2020
Official Selection
For Ismet
St. Louis International Film Festival
St. Louis
2020
Official Selection
Steel and Water
St. Louis International Film Festival
St. Louis
2018
Official Selection
Steel and Water
Hollywood Short+Sweet Fest
Los Angeles
2018
Official Selection
Steel and Water
Still Voices Short Film Festival
Ballymahon
2018
College
Washington University in St. Louis
BFA in Communication Design and Psychology
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College
New York University
MFA Candidate in Filmmaking
2020Present
Nickname
Chris
Birth City
Mexico City
Current City
New York
Gender
Female
Ethnicity
Hispanic
Mexico City native, living and working in New York City.