Carlos F. Corral

Artistic Director & Founder of El Paso Film Festival

Carlos F. Corral is a Texas filmmaker with true grit. With more than 17 years of experience working on a variety of high-profile television, documentary and feature film productions, he is among the most prolific personalities in the Texas film scene. Known mostly as a location sound mixer, his credits include producer, director and editor — just to name a few.

Through his company, MindWarp Films, Carlos realizes his own story-telling passion by producing and participating in documentaries and narratives that tackle issues such as immigration, domestic abuse and politics.

In his latest venture, Carlos is the Artistic Director of the El Paso Film Festival. With the support of the El Paso Filmmakers organization, the Paso Del Norte Community Foundation and his company MindWarp Films, the festival will give movie lovers a chance to see original films by regional filmmakers on the rise.

Carlos’ most recent body of work includes Wanted Man, directed by Dolph Lundgren, where he served as the Production Sound Mixer. He also served as sound mixers for the feature documentaries Omar and Cedric: If Things Get Weird, which premiered at the 2024 SXSW Film Festival, and ESPN's Dude Perfect: A Very Long Shot, which will premiere at the 2024 Dallas International Film Festival.   

Other works include At The Ready, directed by Maisie Crow, which premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film FestivalRunning with Beto, directed by David Modigliani, had its world premiere at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival, and Home + Away, directed by Matt Ogens, world premiering at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.

Nacído De Nuévo — for which Carlos produced and sound mixed — was recognized as among the best short-films at the Las Cruces International Film Festival for 2018. He co-produced the 2011 short film, Child of the Desert, starring Dale Dickey, winner of the Best Narrative Short at the USA Film Festival and was eligible for an Oscar Nomination in the Short Film Category.

Carlos is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin Film School, is a member of the Cinema Audio Society (CAS), and is a College Assistant Professor for producing, editing and sound mixing at New Mexico State University's Creative Media Institute.