Aurora Guerrero was born and raised in San Francisco Bay Area by Mexican immigrant parents. She received her B.A. in Psychology and Chicano Studies from UC Berkeley, then obtained an MFA in film directing at Cal Arts. Since, Aurora has directed award-winning short films, including Pura Lengua (2005 Sundance Film Festival) and Viernes Girl (winner of the 2005 HBO/NYILFF short film competition). Based on the strength of her first feature-length script, Mosquita Y Mari, Aurora was awarded the 2005 Sundance Ford Fellowship, a 2005 Paul Robeson Development Grant, and selected to participate in the Hedgebrook Writers-in-Residency program. Her accomplishments as an emerging writer/director also gained her admission into Film Independent‘s Project:Involve program.
Aurora assisted director Patricia Cardoso on her debut feature, Real Women Have Curves, which won the Audience Award at Sundance in 2002. She co-founded the Los Angeles-based Womyn Image Makers (WIM) and is a filmmaking member of Chica Luna Productions, INC.