Gabriela Obregon

Gabriela Obregon

Director, Screenplay


Gabriela Obregon is a Mexican filmmaker and director known for her critically acclaimed feature films, documentaries, and television series. Born in Mexico City in 1965, Obregon studied at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC) and graduated with a degree in film direction. She then went on to develop her own independent production company, Obregon Films.

Throughout her career, Obregon has been dedicated to producing films that explore the human condition and gender issues. Her first feature film, “Tres Veces Moira” (1998), tells the story of a teenage girl’s quest for identity in a patriarchal society. The film was recognized by the Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences with a Special Jury Prize.

Her second feature film, “Amar a Morir” (2009), follows the story of a young couple as they struggle to find true love in a world where money and status reign. The film won the Best Screenplay award at the 2009 Morelia International Film Festival and was later selected as Mexico’s entry for the 2010 Academy Awards.

Obregon has also directed several documentaries, including “Las Hijas de su Madre” (2000), “The Prisioner of the Mountains” (2007), and “Mientras el Tiempo Pasa” (2014). Her most recent television series, “La Reina del Sur” (2017), tells the story of a woman who rises to power in the Mexican drug trade.

In addition to her filmmaking career, Obregon is also a vocal advocate for women’s rights. She was the first Mexican woman to receive the Ariel Award for Best Direction in 2009, and has been an active member of the Mexican Women’s Film Festival since its inception in 2006.

Gabriela Obregon continues to make an impact with her films, documentaries, and television series that explore the complexities of the human experience. Her bold and thought-provoking style have earned her international accolades and recognition from the film industry. Her work will continue to be an inspiration for generations to come.

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