Mariana Paschoal is a Brazilian film director, producer, and screenwriter. She was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1970, and has been making films since the early 1990s.
Paschoal has won numerous awards for her work, including the Best Director award at the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival for her debut feature film, "A Festa" (1998). She has also been nominated for several awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival for her second feature film, "Cidade dos Homens" (2002).
Paschoal has gone on to direct several other feature films, including "12 Horas" (2004), "Estrelas" (2007), and "O Auto da Compadecida" (2011). She has also directed several short films, including "Retrato do Brasil" (2000) and "O Sonho de Jovem" (2005).
In addition to her work in film, Paschoal has also worked on television, directing episodes of the popular Brazilian series "Porta dos Fundos" (2009-2011). She has also directed several documentaries, including "Menina Má" (2012) and "A Casa dos Espelhos" (2013).
Paschoal is also an advocate for women in the film industry and has spoken out about the need for more representation of female directors in Brazil. She has been a vocal proponent of the #MeToo movement and has used her platform to highlight the need for more representation of women in the industry.
Mariana Paschoal is an influential figure in the Brazilian film industry and has had a long and successful career. Her work has been recognized both nationally and internationally, and she has been instrumental in helping to empower women in the industry.