Marialejandra began her career in the feature film "Ifigenia" (Iván Feo, 1986) and became a full-time actor for film, theater and television. In 1994 she founds La Caja Teatro to produce her first theater project in co-production with the Peruvian actor & director Alberto Isola, with seasons in Caracas and Lima; in 1998, she moves to NYC to study at the Lee Strasberg Theater & Film Institute. Back in Venezuela, she begins producing & directing plays, workshops, experimental projects and co-produces independent films. In 2018 she writes, produces and directs her first short film "Go Back Forward" (2019), produced by La Caja Teatro, 35MM LLC [us] and Procine Venezuela, with the support of Villa del Cine, Films Austères and Universidad Central de Venezuela. From 2014 to the present, she works on "The Charms of Guilt", her first feature film script, currently in development.
RCN # 6147 – CNAC, Venezuela
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WORKSHOPS &
•Directing for film, National Film School ENC, Universidad Central de Venezuela (2019)
•Diploma in Cinematography, National Film School ENC-UCV (2018)
•Screenwriting for film, TV and Internet - Thaelman Urgelles (2016)
•Screenplay I & II - Carmen La Roche (2015-16)
•Sound for film - Héctor Moreno (2015)
•Continuity - Maria Alejandra Yépez (2007)
•First Assistant Director - Luisa de la Ville (2007)
•Use and benefits of 16mm camera - Daniel Tonitto (2007)
•Introduction to the fiction script - Carmen Roa (2007)
•Script workshop - Julio Cesar Mármol (2006)
•The Lee Strasberg Theater & Film Institute, NYC. Teachers: George Loros, Robert Castle, Pennie DuPont, Geoffrey Horne, Jeffrey Ferguson, Ilka Lomonaco, Jan Douglas & Michael Margotta
•Grupo Actoral 80, GA80, Caracas. Teachers: Juan Carlos Gené, Verónica Oddó, Felicia Canetti and Alberto Isola
•Taller del Actor, Caracas. Teachers: Enrique Porte, María Teresa Haiek, Felicia Canetti & Santiago Sánchez
•Broadcaster. Certificate # 39.927 Escuela de Comunicación Social, UCV
Official Selection
Go Back Forward
29° Women’s Film Festival
Brattleboro, VT
2020
Official Selection
Go Back Forward
16° Seattle True Independent Film Festival STIFF
Seattle, WA
2020
Finalist
Go Back Forward
3° Australia Independent Film Festival (AIFF)
Brisbane City
2020
Mejor Cortometraje Nacional / Mención Especial al Elenco
Go Back Forward
10° Encuentro para Cinéfagos - Festival de CineArte en la Frontera
San Cristóbal, VE. / Cúcuta, CO.
2020
Official Selection
Go Back Forward
5° Imagine This Women's International Film Festival
Brooklyn, NY
2020
Official Selection
Go Back Forward
15° "Manuel Trujillo Durán" National & International Short Film Festival
Maracaibo, Zulia
2020
Official Selection
Go Back Forward
3° edición Premios ACACV
Caracas
2020
Winner
Go Back Forward
10° Short Film Factory
Bucharest
2020
Official Selection
Go Back Forward
1° Southport FilmFest
Beeston, Nottingham
2020
Official Selection
Go Back Forward
3° Nepal International Film Festival NIFF
Kathmandu
2020
Official Selection
Go Back Forward
6° Beeston Film Festival
Beeston, Nottingham
2020
Special Festival Mention
Go Back Forward
4° Indian World Film Festival
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
2020
Selected to be screened as part of the Shorts Showcase
Go Back Forward
2° Muestra FIACINE Mujeres en Corto
Madrid
2020
Official Selection
Go Back Forward
14° Courts dans la Vallée - Au fils des Arts
Prémian, Languedoc-Rosellón
2019
Official Selection
Go Back Forward
12° BLOW-UP International Arthouse Film Fest
Chicago, IL
2019
Semi-Finalist
Go Back Forward
29° FilmBath
Bath, Somerset
2019
Official Selection
Go Back Forward
3° 7th Art Festival of Miami
Miami, FL
2019
Selected to be screened as part of the Shorts Showcase
Go Back Forward
5° Cinema Venezuela
Miami, FL
2019
Official Selection
Go Back Forward
2° Motion Pictures International Film Festival MOPIFF
Salt Lake City, UT
2019
Official Selection
Go Back Forward
16° Vail Film Festival
Vail, CO
2019
Honorable Jury Mention
Go Back Forward
8° Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival
Calcutta, West Bengal
2019
Birth Date
November 23, 1964
Nickname
Marialejandra
Birth City
Caracas
Gender
Female
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Sagittarius