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Film Bio

VERÓNICA RIEDEL

Screenwriter / Director / Producer/ Artist

Member of; WOMEN ON SET, WAWA Association, AGACINE. ACADEMIA DE CINE DE GUATEMALA

MY DARKNESS IS MY LIGHT. Written and Directed by Verónica Riedel. Nov 2023

PLATINO IBEROAMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
Member of the Jury. 2015 to 2024. Uruguay, Mexico, Madrid

ÍCARO CENTRAL AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
Member of the jury for the XIV and XXIII editions. Since 2015

FUNGLOBE DOMINICAM REPUBLIC FILM FESTIVAL
MEMBER OF THE JURY FEB 2020

GUATEMALAN FUND FOR THE ARTS– Grant for GALLO GALLINA , feature film in development. 2019

MAFIZZ 2018– Select at Co production project , Gallo Gallina film in development.  Malaga, Spain

PANAMA FILM FESTIVAL. 2020 Panama Film Match coproduction with Gallo Gallina in development.

CENTER OF CONTEMPORAY ART AND THE LATIN AMERICAN CULTURAL CIRCLE Projection of the feature film “CAPSULES”. Málaga, España. November, 2016.

BODY & DESIRE “EROTOMÍA” Collective art exhibition  Galería Arte x Arte. Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 2016.

INTERNATIONAL ANTROPOLOGY AND HISTORY BOOK FAIR Organized by Guatemalan Embassy. Projection of the feature film “CAPSULES” Mexico City, Mexico, October 2016.

LATINOAMERICAN FILM FESTIVALCAPSULES” Screening of her opera prima. Organized by Latinamerican and Caribbean group – GRULAC-. August, 2016. 

FRANCISCO MARROQUÍN UNIVERSITY Film workshop designed by Veronica Riedel “MY OWN VOICE, UNIQUE STORIES”. Guatemala, 2016.

EL ATTICO GALLERY “INTIMATE GAMES: Photographic drawings in light boxes”. February, 2016.

FILM PROJECT IN DEVELOPMENT: “IXCHEL AND THE LAKE”. Script by Verónica Riedel.

ÍCARO CENTRAL AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL Jury, International Feature Films and Experimental Short Films Categories. 2015.

ÍCARO CENTRAL AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL Workshop with Sebastiano Risso. 2015.

FUSION (DISNEY-ABC Television Group and Univision)  New hispanic english channel. “STRANGE MEDICINE” TV Series developed, produced and directed by Verónica Riedel. Premiere: November 2015.

UNIVISION Y GALAVISIÓN “STRANGE MEDICINE” TV Series developed, produced and directed by Verónica Riedel. 2016 –  

PLATINO FILM FESTIVAL Member of the Jury. Marbella, Spain, 2015.

VIDEO ART OF PALMIRA Video Art “ASPIRO”. Organized by URBANARTE. Colombia, 2015. 

CENTRAL AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN IBERMEDIA FILM WORKSHOP selected “KIKO”, feature film by Verónica Riedel. Dominican Republic, November 2013. 

VERITAS UNIVERSITY Film workshop designed by Verónica Riedel. San José, Costa Rica. April, 2013.

VENTANA SUR FILM MARKET selected completed film for marketplace “CAPSULES”. Written, directed and produced by Verónica Riedel. 

GUADALAJARA’S FILM MARKET selected “CAPSULES”. Written, directed and produced by Verónica Riedel.2009 

FEATURE FILM “CAPSULES”. 103 min. Release: 2012. Completed in January 2011, is the first narrative feature film written, directed and produced by Verónica Riedel. Selected by 30 important International Film Festivals. Won BEST FILM, selected by the audience at the Mittelamerikanisches Filmfestival 2012, Vienna, Austria; won BEST DRAMATIC FILM at the Women’s International Film & Arts Festival (WIFF) USA and the prize Gran Cine at the IX International Festival of Digital Cinema (DIFF) in Chile. As a Director’s cut in November 2010, at the ÍCARO Central American Film Festival, CAPSULES won Best Editing and Best Art Direction with 8 nominations in Best: Direction, Production, Photography, Actor, Sound and Best Film. As a project, “Capsules” was the only Central American project chosen at the V Coproduction Encounter at the 24th Guadalajara Film Festival and in 2011 CAPSULES was selected for the Guadalajara Film Market and in Ventana Sur, Argentina, 2010. It is also part of IILA (Instituto Italo-Latino Americano) permanent Film Collection, in Italy. 

NALIP LATINO MEDIA MARKET selected “KIKO”. Feature film project, script by Verónica Riedel.  The Angels, California. 2009

 

SUNDANCE INSTITUTE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF OVIEDO (SPAIN) SCREENPLAY LAB selected “KIKO” wich was thoroughly revised by award winning screenwriters like: Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia), Zachary Sklar (JFK movie) and Jeremy Pikser (Bulworth, Reds). 

CARTAGENA FILM FESTIVAL selected “KIKO” for the Producer’s Encounter. 2009

IBERMEDIA FUND selected “KIKO” in Development category. Script by Verónica Riedel. Oct. 2009.

GUADALAJARA’S FILM FESTIVAL selected “CAPSULES” for the V Iberoamerican Film Coproduction Encounter. Guadalajara, Mexico. March, 2009.    

“GASOLINA” EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND SCRIPT CONSULTANT Melindrosa Films. Julio Hernandez director. Feature film awarded with San Sebastian Horizontes prize and others. 2008.

FUSION T.V. and Univision: “STRANGE MEDICINE”  24 episodes’ series for Univision, in English and Spanish. Created, written and Directed by Veronica Riedel. Through Anver films. Released on TV.

“LOOM OF THE RAINBOW” Promo-Documentary for INGUAT, Guatemala. Written, Directed and Produced by Verónica Riedel. 16mm. Won in Montecatini Festival y Gramao Brasil Video Award. Italia, 2006.

“VERACRUZ, MEXICOS BEST KEPT SECRET” Directed and Produced by Verónica Riedel. Promotional for the Tourism Institute of Veracruz, México.

“CAEM PROMO” Written, Directed and Produced by Verónica Riedel. 20 min.

Promotional for the Chamber of Commerce.

 

OTHER PROJECTS
& AWARDS

“ISABELA’S DREAM Short film for Down Syndrome Organization. Directed and Produced by Verónica Riedel.

THE 11TH LATIN AMERICA FILM FESTIVAL DUBLIN selected the Short Film “SWEEPING” written and directed by Verónica Riedel. Dublin, Ireland, April 2010.

BID INTERAMERICAN VIDEO BIENNALE Honorific Mention Award for “SWEEPING” (I aspire to the role), written and directed by Verónica Riedel. Competition and Exhibition in Cultural Center Inter-American Development Bank (BID) December, 2008. Art Gallery of the IDB Cultural Center, Washington, D.C. EUA.

FESTIVAL GRAMAO IN MONTECATINI Selected for Video Award: “LOOM OF THE RAINBOW”.  PROMO- DOCUMENTARY. Brasil.                                        

“CAEM PROMO” DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER for 20 min. Promotional for the Chamber of Commerce in Guatemala.                                                              

“VERACRUZ, MEXICOS BEST KEPT SECRET” DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER of 20 min. Promotional for the Tourism Institute of Veracruz, México. 

DIANE THOMAS AWARD, UCLA SCREENWRITER. Award on feature length screenplay “DEADLY REFUGE” Jury: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Kennedy. Los Angeles, California, USA.

BAND OF THE HAND ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR. Tri Star Pictures and Michael Mann Productions. Miami, Fla.

CRIME STORY ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR, T.V. series for Universal and Michael Mann Productions.Chicago, Ill, USA.

MIAMI VICE SET PHOTOGRAPHER, SCREENWRITER T.V. series for Universal and Michael Mann Productions.

EDUCATION

UNIVERSIDAD FRANCISCO MARROQUIN, Guatemala, Guatemala

JUDY WESTON DIRECTOR’S WORKSHOP Acting for Films Director’s and Director’s rehearsal. Los Angeles California. EUA.   

ANDERSON RANCH ART CENTER Art courses. Snowmass, Colorado.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA Screenwriting Specialities. Los Angeles, California.

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, BFA IN COMMUNICATIONS Cinematography and Photography. Miami, Florida.

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA  Journalism. Columbia, South Carolina.

FILM & TV
PUBLICATIONS

 

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Verónica Riedel

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