Julio Serrano Echeverría is a poet, documentary filmmaker, and visual artist. He studied Hispano-American literature at San Carlos Universtiy, in Guatemala. He has been part of educational projects based on filmmaking and visual arts. He’s a former Fundación Carolina (Spain), FONCA-AEID Ibero-American Artists’ Residence (Mexico), and Fundación Yaxs (Guatemala) scholar. He has published Estados de material (Catafixia 2017) and Central América(Valparaíso 2014), to name a few of his books of poetry; he’s also the author of several nonfiction and children’s books, and the transmedia project based on his essay "Ser el fuego". He regularly writes journalistic pieces, chronicles, and opinion columns for local media. As a filmmaker he has worked in different genres such as documentary, essay, film, fiction, and video art; some of this work has been featured in exhibitions and film festivals. Currently, he’s working on his first feature film, a documentary called El envoltorio sagrado. Additionally, he’s the founder and creative coordinator of Agencia Ocote, an interdisciplinary project based on the interpretation of the Central American reality and its current events.