A World for Raúl

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A World for Raúl
Un Mundo Para Raul poster.jpg
Directed by Mauro Mueller
Produced by Laura Pino
Mauro Mueller
Ivan Madeo
Urs Frey
Written by Mauro Mueller
Starring Alexandré Barceló
Adrián Alonso
Gerardo Taracena
Roberto Luis Meza
Adriana Paz
Music by Lucas Lechowski
Cinematography César Gutiérrez Miranda
Edited by Mauro Mueller
Fidelio Films
Contrast Film
Release date
  • 12 June 2012 (2012-06-12) (Outfest)
Running time
15 minutes
Country Mexico
United States
Language Spanish

A World for Raúl (Spanish: Un mundo para Raúl) is a short drama film. The film's run time is 15 minutes. It was written and directed by Mauro Mueller, and produced by Laura Pino and Ivan Madeo. The film was shot using a Sony F3 by cinematographer César Gutiérrez Miranda.

The short film included in the DVD Boys On Film 14: Worlds Collide.[1][2]


In the film, the thirteen-year-old Raúl (Alexandré Barceló) in Mexico is asked to entertain the local landowner’s son, Hernán, played by Adrián Alonso. Soon, a game of power and pride starts between the two boys from different social classes. The film is a coming-of-age story.


Mauro won in narrative category of the Student Academy Awards. Upon receiving the award, the 28-year-old Columbia University School of the Arts student thanked his cast, crew and family and said about his bronze medal, "if you put the light right on, bronze looks like gold! And that’s what it is for me!".[3] The film won also Best Dramatic Short at NY Shortsfest, 2013, Best Student Short Film at Aspen Shortsfest, 2013, CINE Special Jury Award (CINE Golden Eagle Film & Video Competition), 2013, Best film at hammer to nail short film contest, 2012, CINE Golden Eagle Award, 2012 and Best fiction film at Skena Up, 2012.[4] The film was also a winner of the Golden Horseman Best Short Fiction Film at Filmfest Dresden.[5]

Other awards:[6]

  • Best Screenplay at Festival of Nations in Lenzing, Austria 2014
  • The Golden Sun Jury award at Best of Short Film Festival at La Ciotat, 2013
  • Jury Award for Best Narrative Short at Polari Film Festival Austin, 2013
  • Best Fiction at Festival LA de Video y Artes Audiovisuales Rosario 2013
  • Best Dramatic Short at Long Beach QFilm Festival, 2013
  • Upcoming Talents Award at Solothurner Filmtage, 2013
  • CINE Special Jury Award (CINE Golden Eagle Film & Video Competition), 2013
  • Accolade Competition, Awards of Excellence, 2012
  • Student Select Best Writing Award at Columbia University Film Festival 2012
  • IFP Audience Choice Award at Columbia University Film Festival 2012
  • Faculty Selects + Student Selects at Columbia University Film Festival 2012
  • Big Beach Award for Best Director at the Columbia University Film Festival 2012



On 15 July 2012, the film had its world premiere at Outfest Film Festival in Los Angeles.[7] The film had its European premiere at the 28th Warsaw International Film Festival in October 2012 in the Competition Short Films section and in Mexico at Morelia International Film Festival in November 2012.[8] The film went on to screen at many more festival including Solothurn Film Festival, Aspen Shortsfest, Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films, among many other.[9] It further won many awards besides the Student Academy Award such as a CINE Golden Eagle Award and Mauro won for the film the Upcoming Talents Award at Solothurn Film Festival 2013.[10]


  1. ^ "Boys On Film 14: Worlds Collide". 
  2. ^ "MAURO MUELLER". 
  3. ^ "40th Student Academy Awards: Mauro Mueller, Narrative Bronze Medal". YouTube. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Un mundo para Raúl awards". 10 July 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  5. ^ http://filmfest-dresden.de/files/pm23-ff26-golden_horsemen_2014_engl.pdf
  6. ^ "Un mundo para Raúl list of awards". Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "A World for Raul". Outfest. 2 July 2012. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Release Info". IMDb. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Un mundo para Raúl screening info". Fidelio Films. 13 May 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  10. ^ Solothurner Filmtage (26 January 2013). "Verleihung der Upcoming Förderpreise" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 

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