Mariana Rondón

Venezuelan cinema director, screenwriter, producer, and visual artist.

Mariana Rondón (born 1966) is a Venezuelan cinema director, screenwriter, producer, and visual artist. She was born in Barquisimeto, Lara state, Venezuela. She studied at Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión (San Antonio de los Baños International School), in Cuba, and later animation in France. In 1990 she created the Andean Multinational Company “Sudaca Films” together with other Latin American filmmakers.


Among her works are Calle 22 (Street 22), a short film that won an award at the Biarritz Festival in 1994, and A la media noche y media (At Midnight and a Half) in 1999.

In 2007 she directed and produced Postales de Leningrado (Postcards From Leningrad), an autobiographical film (her parents were members of the Venezuelan guerrilla movement Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional (FALN)) which was awarded the “Abrazo” Prize at the Latin American Cinema and Culture festival in Biarritz.

In 2013 she released her latest film Pelo Malo (Bad Hair), which went on to win the Golden Shell award at the 61st San Sebastian Film Festival.

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