María Fernanda Restrepo

María Fernanda Restrepo

Director, Writer, Producer


María Fernanda Restrepo is a distinguished director and producer from Colombia. She has been involved in the entertainment industry for more than fifteen years. She is known for her work in television, film, and theatre.

Restrepo was born in Bogota, Colombia in 1984. She studied film and television at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, graduating with a degree in Media Arts in 2008. She also worked as an assistant director in various television projects for networks such as RCN and Teleantioquia.

In 2010, she directed her first full-length feature film, “Sombras de la Ciudad” (Shadows of the City). This film was an official selection at various film festivals and won awards in the “Mejor Guión” (Best Script) and “Mejor Director” (Best Director) categories.

In 2011, she directed a documentary called “La Otra Cara de la Moneda” (The Other Side of the Coin), which was broadcast on national television in Colombia. This documentary explored the lives of immigrants in Colombia and was widely acclaimed.

In 2013, she produced and directed the feature film “Nada Que Perder” (Nothing to Lose). This film was a box office success, grossing more than $2 million. Her work on this project earned her a nomination for Best Director at the Colombian Film Academy Awards.

In 2017, she directed and produced the television series “Bajo el Mismo Cielo” (Under the Same Sky). This series was broadcast on national television and was widely praised for its social and political themes.

In 2019, she directed and produced the feature film “La Llorona” (The Weeping Woman). This film was selected to be part of the official selection in the Cannes Film Festival and won awards in the “Mejor Dirección” (Best Direction) and “Mejor Guión” (Best Script) categories.

Throughout her career, María Fernanda Restrepo has proven to be an innovative and talented director and producer. Her films have explored a wide range of topics, from the lives of immigrants to the supernatural. Her work has been praised for its unique style and its ability to address complex social and political issues.