Horacio Alcalá, born in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1978, is a film director and screenwriter. He acquired his experience through independent projects in Berlin, full length films in France as well as short films and documentaries in Spain. His work has garnered worldwide recognition from prestigious festivals such as the International Film Festivals in Boston, New York, Tokyo and Palm Springs. After 7 years working at the Cirque du Soleil, Horacio moved to Madrid and began working as a director on different projects focusing on visual arts and circus narrative. Currently he is developing documentary projects for the European Union through the CBC programs (Cross Border Cooperation) and the TESIM program of the European Commission, while also directing documentary short films on human rights issues for UNHCR.