THE DIRECTOR

Daniela Speranza

Daniela Speranza was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1965.

In 1987 she was awarded a scholarship to the International School of Cinema and Television at San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba (EICTV) from where she graduated as a director in 1990. In 1995 she attended the "Cinema Screenplay Workshop" given by the Argentinian screenwriter, Jorge Goldenberg at the ORT University of Uruguay, as well as the Sundance Laboratory, the first international workshop for South American scriptwriters' in Chile, organized by the Sundance Institute and Chile Films.

She has written and directed many short documentary and institutional films as well as being Assistant Director on various feature films, both in video and cinema formats (Pepita, la pistolera, Patrón, Los Desconocidos).

In 1999 she won the FONA and Fondo Capital prizes, awarded by the Montevideo City Hall, with which she produced Mala Racha (which she also wrote and directed). This film was commercially distributed in 2002 and won several national and international distinctions.

She taught at the Uruguayan Cinemateca Film School (ECU) for a number of years and from 2009, has taught the degree course for Communications Science at the Uruguayan National University (UDELAR). From 2004 to 2006 she was Production Director at the EICTV in Cuba.

She wrote and directed PROMENADE GIRLS, ("RAMBLERAS"), winning a scholarship to take part in the "First Course for the Development of Cinematographic Projects" organized by Casa de América, Spain, under the direction of scriptwriters Senel Paz (Fresa y Chocolate) and Fernando Castets (El hijo de la novia). PROMENADE GIRLS has received production funding from a number of sources including the Ibermedia Programme (development and coproduction), the Montevideo Audiovisual Partner Programme and the FONA Award of 2004.