Betina Casanova is a film director, writer, and producer from Peru. She is best known for her work in the film El Chata, which earned her the Best Director award at the 2019 Lima Latin American Film Festival.
Casanova began her career studying film and anthropology at the University of Peruvian National University. After graduating in 2009, she worked as an assistant director in several short films and feature films, developing her own style and honing her skills.
In 2012, Casanova wrote, directed, and produced her first short film, El Chata. The film follows the story of a young girl from a small village in the Peruvian mountains. She is faced with the challenge of making a difficult choice between staying in her small village and leaving for the big city. El Chata earned Casanova the Best Director award at the 2019 Lima Latin American Film Festival.
Casanova has also directed several music videos, documentaries, and commercials. She is currently developing her first feature film, which is set to explore the relationship between two women living in a remote village in the Peruvian Andes.
In addition to her film work, Casanova is also a passionate advocate for women’s rights in Peru. She is currently working with the Peruvian Ministry of Culture to develop projects that support young women in the film industry.
Casanova is a rising star in the Latin American film world. Her work has been praised for its focus on female perspectives and its exploration of social issues. Casanova is an inspiring example of a young female filmmaker making her mark in the world.