Rafael Agustín

Rafael Agustín, LALIFF CEO


Rafael Agustin was a writer on the award-winning The CW show, Jane The Virgin, and is the author of the newly released comedic memoir, Illegally Yours (Grand Central Publishing), which was selected as a Barnes & Noble “Priority Title”, as well as an Apple Books “Must Listen”.

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 70 th Anniversary Celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Agustin received his BA and MA from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film & Television, is an alumnus of the CBS Diversity Comedy Showcase, and is a Sundance Fellow for his TV family comedy, Illegal, based on his life as a formerly undocumented American.