Guillermo Escalón

Guillermo Escalón is a filmmaker and director of photography living in Guatemala City. In the 1980s, during the Salvadoran civil war, he worked with Radio Venceremos. He has several award-winning documentaries and has worked on documentary topics as varied as Tibetan Buddhism, Sufi musical traditions in Afghanistan, and wandering musicians in the desert region of Northeast Brazil. He collaborates with composer Igor de Gandarias on Music to See, an ongoing series of experimental productions. Escalón was director of photography for Princesa (Official Selection at Sundance, 2001) and Jean Charles, both directed by Henrique Goldman and executive produced by Stephen Frears. He has collaborated with Guatemalan writer Rodrigo Rey Rosa on fictional feature films, What Sebastian Dreamed of (Official Selection at Sundance 2004) and Cárcel de Árboles, both based on his novels.

Events and Residencies

Friday / November 3, 2023 at 6:00 pm

EMPAC Fall 2023

Shifting Center
November 3–18, 2023
Padmini Chettur & Maarten Visser, Guillermo Escalón & Igor de Gandarías, and Micah Silver
October 27–November 3, 2023
Guillermo Escalon and Igor de Gandarias
October 27–November 18, 2023

EMPAC Fall 2023