Florencia Manóvil is a queer Latina indie writer-director based in Oakland, California. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Manóvil moved to the US at age 18 to pursue film at Emerson College.
She was voted “Best Filmmaker of the East Bay” in 2015 for her web series DYKE CENTRAL (10 episodes, 220m), which was lauded by press and fans alike for its then-groundbreaking diverse representation of LGBTQ characters. Other credits include feature debut FIONA’S SCRIPT (2009, 89m) and ENCUENTRO (2017, 16m), both of which screened at dozens of festivals in the US and abroad. Her most recent short, the pandemic-made intergenerational slice-of-life FROM X TO Z (2022, 11m), just completed its festival run.
Manóvil is currently developing a speculative fiction limited series, TWELVE, and is pitching two feature scripts— “Queerly Beloved”, a queer wedding ensemble, and “Star-Crossed”, a social justice-themed drama.
Manóvil is active in the Bay Area filmmaking community, and has taught, guest-lectured, or been a panelist at Bay Area Video Coalition, SF State University, University of San Francisco, Frameline, and the Bay Area Media Makers Summit. She also freelances as a translator and interpreter for social justice organizations, and lives in Oakland with her teen daughter, Kayen.