Silvia Venegas Venegas

Silvia Venegas Venegas

Director, Producer


Filmmaker Silvia Venegas (Santa Marta, Extremadura, 1982) is President of the Extremadura Film Academy and a member of the Spanish Film Academy and the European Film Academy.

In 2020 she won the Goya Award for Best Documentary Short Film with "Our Life as Refugee Children in Europe" which was also nominated for the Oscar Award.

She studied History at the University of the Balearic Islands, has a degree in Journalism from the Carlos III University and a Masters in Audiovisual Communication.

In 2010, together with director Juan Antonio Moreno, she founded the film production company Making DOC. Her productions have been selected in more than 500 festivals and have received more than 100 awards.

Silvia Venegas received in 2018 the Liberpress Award for her commitment to film and human rights.

In addition, she provides specialized training in documentary filmmaking, has been a jury member at film festivals and a member of the project selection committees of the Chilean and Colombian Film Institutes.


2022 - "Herederas" (Heiresses)

2022 - "Questioning the unquestionable. A filmic account of public art in times of post-truth."

2019 - "40 years of refuge"

2018 - "Our life as refugee children in Europe."

Goya Award for Best Documentary Short Film and Oscar nominee for Best Documentary Short Film.

2016 - "Kafana, Enough is enough!"

2015 - "Art by prescription"

2015 - "Boxing for Freedom."

Shortlisted for the E Film Awards

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