Lorena Manríquez is an independent filmmaker and president of Andes Media, LLC. Her love of film began at an early age watching Spanish and French films in Santiago, Chile, where she was born and raised. Currently she is producing, directing, and writing her first feature documentary, Ulises’ Odyssey. In 2005 Lorena was selected to attend the 20th annual Sundance Independent Producer’s Conference. In 2006 she was awarded a fellowship to the Latino Producers Academy by NALIP. In 2007 her work was screened at the Mississippi Museum of Art, she was selected by NALIP to participate in the Latino Media Market, and attended Sunny Side of the Doc in France, and the IFP Market Spotlight on Documentaries with her film Ulises’ Odyssey. She was also awarded a fellowship by CPB/PBS to attend their Producers Academy at WGBH in Boston and participated in the NBPC New Media Institute. Lorena was nominated for the IFP/Fledgling Fund Emerging Latino Award during the 2007 IFP Market and is a fellow of the 2008 IFP Rough Cut Lab. She was a Production Assistant for Ballast, winner of best director and cinematography awards at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. She was awarded a 2010 and 2012 California Documentary Project grants by the California Council for the Humanities (Cal Humanities) and received the 2012 ITVS Diversity Development Fund for her film Siqueiros: Walls of Passion.