Byron Renato Borrayo Serrano

was born in Guatemala, Central America. Since 2012, he lives and works in Russia. In 2017, he graduated as a documentary filmmaker from VGIK. Studied in Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov School of Documentary Films and Theatre. Currently lives in Moscow. Since 2014, his films were screened at many international film festivals in Russia and abroad.


Another Country, 2014; Life of Ivanna, 2017; Yarik goes to school, 2017; Film for Carlos, 2017.

Film for Carlos (18+)

Russia, 2017, colour, 31 min.
Director: Byron Renato Borrayo Serrano
Carlos has just been born. He is his Grandma’s sweetest boy, but she regrets he was born brown-skinned. Grandpa wants to celebrate Carlos’ birth but he is not allowed to drink. He also wants Carlos to know he was born in Russia. The director Byron Renato Borrayo Serrano – boy’s father – shot this film for his son’s memory of his first New Year.


DOK Leipzig (2017) – Honorary mention of the jury; ArtdocFest (2017) – Honorary mention of the jury; Docudays UA (2018) – Best Short Documentary.

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