Rafael Agustin
Months after Executive Directing the L.A. Latino International Film Festival, Rafael continues to focus on unlocking learning through with the Youth Cinema Project. He is currently developing a show based on his life as a dreamer called ILLEGAL with Gina Rodriguez - as well as a social horror feature.

Rafael Agustín is a writer on the award-winning The CW show, Jane The Virgin. He is a 2016 Sundance Fellow for his TV family comedy, Illegal, based on his life as a formerly undocumented American. Agustín co-created and co-starred in the national touring, award-winning autobiographical comedy, N*gger Wetb*ck Ch*nk, which received acclaim from the LA Times, New York Times, Denver Post and won awards for its advancement of social justice in the arts.
Rafael Agustín serves as Executive Director of the Latino Film Institute (LFI), where he oversees the Youth Cinema Project, their statewide project based learning educational film program, and LALIFF (Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival). In 2018, the LA Weekly named Agustín one of the fifty most essential people in Los Angeles. Also in 2018, the United Nations invited Agustín to speak at their 70th Anniversary Celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. He received his BA and MA from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film & Television, and is an alumnus of the CBS Diversity Comedy Showcase. Agustín also received his AA from Mt. San Antonio College, which in 2015 named him “Alumnus of the Year.”