Ronald Baez is a Caribbean-American screenwriter, director, and award-winning immersive media artist from Miami, FL.
His current and previous short film projects continue to screen at film festivals and museums worldwide including HBO’s New York Latino Film Festival, the Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival, the Oscar-Qualifying Florida and Short Shorts (Tokyo) Film Festivals, the Norton Museum of Art, and the Florida Museum of Natural History. Several of Baez’s short film projects have also been distributed for national television broadcast by PBS as well as online by Seed&Spark SVOD.
Baez's award-winning immersive media projects have been exhibited at the 2020 MIT Reality XR Hackathon, the Florida Museum of National History, and the National Association of Broadcasters Conference (NAB Show). Baez was awarded the NAB Futures Innovator's Award in 2019 for his ongoing VR projects in collaboration with the University of Florida MET Lab. Baez continues to work with organizations and institutions like National Geographic, the University of Florida, the Adrienne Arscht Center, the New World Symphony, the Sea Turtle Conservancy, and the Knight Foundation on a variety of immersive and interactive media projects.
In addition to his work as a filmmaker and immersive media artist, Baez is a founding member of the White Elephant Group, a Miami-based filmmaking collective, and also serves as the Artistic Director of the After School Film Institute, a nonprofit organization mentoring at risk, inner-city students in South Florida.