Marialy Rivas is a Chilean filmmaker. Her work includes two feature
films “Young & Wild” (2012) and “Princesita” (2017). Three short films,
“Blokes”, “Melody” and “Desde Siempre”.
Her work has played in various film festivals around the world including
Cannes official competition with Blokes in 2010, Sundance 2012 (where she won
the World Cinema Screenwriting Award with Young & Wild), Berlinale, San Francisco,
New York, La Habana, San Sebastian and Stockholm. Her work has earned her
various awards around the world.
Rivas is a Sundance Alumni, she has attended two of their prestigious and
exclusive programs: The Screenwriters Lab in 2012 and the Sundance Music and
Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Sound in 2015.
has been awarded with various grants such as the one gave by Sundance in 2014
through the “Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation” to shoot “Melody” an 8 minute
short film that was picked up by the NY Times for their Op Docs section.
works at Fabula, a Chilean production company owned by Juan de Dios and Pablo
Larraín. They are known for having a staff of promising and well-known Chilean
directors such as Pablo himself; “Jackie”, “El Club” (Berlin Silver Bear 2015)
and “No” (Best Foreign Film Oscar nomination 2013), Sebastian Lelio; “A
fantastic woman” (Berlin Silver Bear for Best Screenplay 2017), “Gloria”
(Berlin Silver Bear for Best Actress 2014).