Nicole Esquibel is an award-winning video and filmmaker, writer, and poet. She is a graduate of the esteemed University of Iowa’s MFA-Film and Video Production program. Her theoretical articles, critical reviews, and written works of fiction have appeared in numerous publications including, Experimental Film: The Missing Frames, Sinister Wisdom, and Our Voices. She has collaborated with filmmakers on documentaries premiered on PBS, American Masters, ITVS and German television, and Danish TV. Ms. Esquibel’s films and videos have screened both domestically and internationally, including winning the “Between the Lines” award at the prestigious Ann Arbor Film Festival. Neva Romero: Jamas Olividados won the “best short documentary” at the XicanIndie Film Festival and enjoyed the second year of screenings across the U.S. Her latest film, Through Hardships, We Became Stars, is a full-dome immersive cinema experience collaboration with composer Conrad Kehn and The Playground Ensemble. She is currently in pre-production on her latest documentary examining the lynching of Mexican-Americans in the Southwest.
Ms. Esquibel was a guest panelist at the United Nations 62nd Commission on Women’s Status in New York, NY. She has served as a member of a wide variety of boards and has recently sat on the Advisory Board of Nuestra Herencia at The Kansas City Museum. At this present time, she is a Board Member at the Rime Center for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, the Kansas City Opioid Treatment Work Group, and the Board of Directors for First Call-Kansas City. Esquibel is Chair of the School of Visual and Communication Arts. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with her three large dogs and Bowie the cat.