Marianela Vega Oroza got her MFA in Film Production at the University of Texas at Austin. Austin, where she received several honors for her artistic and academic achievements: The Jessie Jones Fellowship, The Warren Skaaren Scholarship, The Long Lozano Research Grant and The Good Neighbor Scholarship.

She has directed seven short films which have been screened at numerous international festivals and galleries, including the Center of Contemporary Culture in Barcelona – where she was selected as artist of the month – The Week of Experimental Cinema in Madrid and the gallery Women and Their Work in Austin, Texas. Her short documentary Conversations II has received eight awards at international film festivals, including the Best Short Film Award given by the Peruvian Film Commission CONACINE, Best Documentary Award at Uframe Film Festival in Portugal and Best Documentary Short at Cine Las Americas Film Festival.

Combining different formats, genres and visual elements, she approaches filmmaking from an intimate point of view. Her films are personal journey through themes such as identity, family and memory.

Clowns, her latest film, was awarded Best Fiction Film and Best Short Film at Lima Film Festival 2009 and Best Short Film by the Peruvian Film Commission CONACINE, in 2010.

She’s currently writing her first feature film and teaching at a University in Lima, Perú.