Marcela Fernández Violante is a Mexican director, producer and screenwriter. She is best known for her feature films, as well as for her work in television.
Fernández Violante was born in Mexico City in 1971. She graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 1995 with a degree in Communications and Journalism. She then went on to attend the National Film School of Mexico, where she studied filmmaking.
In 1997, Fernández Violante began her career in television, directing and producing various series and miniseries for the Mexican network Televisa. Her work in television earned her several awards, including the Ariel for Best TV Series in 1998 and the Ariel for Best TV Comedy Series in 1999.
In 2002, Fernández Violante made her feature film debut with the romantic comedy “No quiero dormir sola” (I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone). The film was well received by critics and audiences alike and won her an Ariel Award for Best First Feature Film.
Fernández Violante went on to direct several more feature films, including the 2007 drama “La Zona” (The Zone) and the 2010 romantic comedy “Más sabe el diablo” (The Devil Knows Best). Both films were critically acclaimed and earned her additional Ariel Award nominations.
In recent years, Fernández Violante has also ventured into the world of theatre. She has written and directed several plays, including “La noche de la bruja” (The Night of the Witch) and “La casa de los espejos” (The House of Mirrors).
In addition to her work in film and theatre, Fernández Violante has also served as a professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, teaching courses in film and television production.
Marcela Fernández Violante is a versatile and talented filmmaker who has earned critical acclaim for her work in television, film, and theatre. Her films have earned her numerous awards, including an Ariel Award for Best First Feature Film, and her plays have been acclaimed by audiences in Mexico and abroad.