Ramón Villa-Hernández is a 1st generation Mexican-American filmmaker based out of El Paso, Texas. He is the 2019 NALAC (National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures) – Film award winner and 2020 Southern Producers Lab Fellow, a program designed to bring together 10 emerging, diverse producers from around the American South (Produced by the New Orleans Film Society). In 2020, his film Disrupted Borders won a cash grant and a yearlong mentorship award from Tribeca Film Institute’s IF/Then Shorts Program. In 2019, Disrupted Borders was the runner-up pitch winner (Cash grant award from American Documentary) at the New Orleans Film Festival. Local arts organization MCAD (Museum and Cultural Affairs Department) has awarded Ramón funds so that he can offer filmmaking workshops in low-income housing communities in El Paso.