Rafael Agustín

Rafael Agustín, LALIFF CEO

CEO

Rafael Agustin was a writer on the award-winning The CW show, Jane The Virgin. He is a Sundance Fellow for his TV family comedy, Illegal, based on his life as a formerly undocumented American.

Agustin serves as CEO of the Latino Film Institute (LFI), where he oversees the Youth Cinema Project, the annual Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF), and LatinX in Animation. In 2018, LA Weekly named Agustin one of the fifty most essential people in Los Angeles. Also in 2018, the United Nations invited Agustin to speak at their 70th Anniversary Celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Agustin received his BA and MA from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film & Television, and is an alumnus of the CBS Diversity Comedy Showcase. On July 12th, Grand Central Publishing will be releasing his comedic undocumented memoir, Illegally Yours.