José Luis Aparicio Ferrera (Santa Clara, Cuba, 1994). Filmmaker. Studied film directing at the Universidad de las Artes de Cuba. His short fiction and documentary films have been screened at festivals in Cuba, the United States, Spain, Germany, Mexico, Argentina, Panama, Guatemala and Chile. His film El Secadero (2019) won Best Fiction at Panama's Bannabáfest and Honorable Mention at Cinema Ciudad de México, as well as Best Production and Audience Award at Muestra Joven Cuba. His documentary Sueños al pairo (2020, co-directed with Fernando Fraguela) was censored by the ICAIC, but received great critical and public acclaim. In 2020, he created the initiative Cine Cubano en Cuarentena (Cuban Cinema in Quarantine). He is a member of the editorial staff of Rialta.