Kiro Russo

Born in La Paz and trained at FUC Buenos Aires, KIRO RUSSO has directed 3 short films – Enterprisse (2010), Juku (2012), Nueva vida (2015) – and 2 feature films.

His debut feature, Viejo calavera (Dark Skull, 2016), was selected in more than 80 festivals and won 23 awards including the Special Mention of the Jury in Locarno in 2016, the Grand Prize in Cartagena FF, the Special Mention in San Sebastián FF, the Jury Prize in Valdivia FF, the Fipresci Prize at the Rio de Janeiro FF, the Grand Prize in Indie Lisboa.

Shot in La Paz in Bolivia in Super 16mm, Kiro’s second feature film The Great Movement (El gran movimiento) won the Special Orizzonti Jury Prize for Best Film at the 2021 Venice Film Festival, and was Bolivia’s official submission for the 2022 Oscars.


  • 2021 The Great Movement
  • 2016 Viejo calavera (Dark Skull)
  • 2015 Nueva vida (Short film)
  • 2012 Juku (Short film)
  • 2010 Enterprisse (Short film)