Lorena Manríquez is an award-winning 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 working on her new documentary, Siqueiros: Walls of Passion, and recently finished her first feature documentary, Ulises’ Odyssey (2013). She has been awarded several fellowships for her work, including the Latino Producers Academy by NALIP, the CPB/PBS Producers Academy at WGBH in Boston, the NBPC New Media Institute, and the IFP Rough Cut Lab. Her work has been chosen for several international media markets, including Sunny Side of the Doc, Latin Side of the Doc, IFP Film Week, and the Latino Media Market. Lorena was awarded a 2010 California Documentary Project grant by Cal Humanities (formerly the California Council for the Humanities), a 2012 ITVS Diversity Development Fund, a 2012 California Documentary Project Award for production by Cal Humanities, and a 2012 Latino Public Broadcasting Public Media Fund for Siqueiros: Walls of Passion. She is a co-producer of Miguel Picker’s new documentary Latinos Beyond Reel: Challenging a Media Stereotype (2012).