Oscar Ruiz Navia is a director, producer, and founder of the film production company Contravia Films, known for Siembra (2015), Los hongos (2014), Solecito (2013), La Sirga (2012) and El vuelco del cangrejo (2009).

He is one of the leading voices of the contemporary Colombian film industry. His works as director and producer have been domestically and internationally distributed, as well as selected in major festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, Locarno, San Sebastian, and Rotterdam, among others.