Filmmaker, professor and archivist

Marianela Vega Oroza (Perú, 1978) has an MFA in Film Production from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master in Film Preservation from Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola (San Sebastián, Spain)  and she’s an American Film Showcase fellow (2016, 2018, 2023). In 2022, she created Blue Producciones, an independent production company with which she has made seven shorts and two feature films, exhibited in festivals and galleries around the world. Her films offer an intimate approach to themes such an family, identity and emotional bonds.

Rodar contra todo / Rolling Strong (2016)  was awarded Best Feature Documentary at Le Festival de cinéma péruvien à Paris. She just finished post production of her second feature film, The bastard images (2024).

Since 2022, Marianela is co-director of the Master Program in Documentary Film at Instituto de Cine Madrid. 


She has twelve years of experience as a university film professor and has also taught film workshops for minors in rehabilitation centers in Peru. In collaboration with Colectivo Mercado Central, she developed the project Desde Adentro: relatos audiovisuales desde subjetividades femeninas (2019) funded by the Prince Claus Fund

As cultural manager, she has coordinated filmmaking workshops and film events for Centro Cultural de España and the European Union in Lima, Ibermedia, Festival de Cine de Lima and Cinélatino Rencontres Toulouse. She has also been a member of the selection committee at Festival de Cine de Lima (2018-2013).