Filmmaker, professor and archivist

Marianela has an MFA in Film Production from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master in Film Preservation from Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola 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. Rolling Strong (2016) was awarded Best Feature Documentary at Le Festival de cinéma péruvien à Paris. The bastard images (2024) just finished post production.

Since 2022, Marianela is co-director of the Master Program in Documentary Film at Instituto de Cine Madrid. She’s has been a member of the selection committee at Festival de Cine de Lima (2018-2013).

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Projects Cinematographic

Feature Films

Rolling Strong (2016)

Rolling Strong tells the story of the players of the first wheelchair rugby team in Peru, men and women from Lima, of different ages and socio-economic conditions, who got together at the end of 2012 to play a new sport in the world. that few had ever heard of. Through the documentary we follow their […]

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Short Films

Payasos / Clowns (2009)

PERÚ – USA, 2009/ SUPER 16MM. 23 MIN Based on the short story Ciudad de Payasos by Daniel Alarcon, Payasos tells the story of Chino, a young journalist who, after his father´s death takes refuge in the world of street clowns.  Awards and Festivals: Best fiction short and Best short film at  FILMOCORTO. Lima Film […]

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Others Projects

Desde Adentro: relatos audiovisuales desde subjetividades femeninas (2019-2021)

PERÚ 2019-2021 Laboratory for audiovisual creation with minor women at Centro Juvenil de Medio Cerrado Santa Margarita (Santa Margarita Juvenile Center) in Lima, Peru.  Facilitated by the collective Mercado Central and funded by the Prince Claus Fund. website:

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