Chilean filmmakersby ExpFil | created - 04 Aug 2012 | updated - 10 May 2017 | Public
1. Raoul Ruiz
Director | Mistérios de Lisboa
Chilean director Raúl, or Raoul, Ruiz (1941-2011) was one of the most exciting and innovative filmmakers to emerge from 1960s World Cinema, providing more intellectual fun and artistic experimentation, shot for shot, than any filmmaker since Jean-Luc Godard. A guerrilla who uncompromisingly ...
Writer | La montaña sagrada
Alejandro Jodorowsky was born in Iquique, Chile on February 7, 1929. In 1942 he moved to Santiago where he attended university, was a circus clown and a puppeteer. In 1955 he went to Paris and studied mime with Marcel Marceau. He worked with Maurice Chevalier there and made a short film, La cravate...
Producer | El Club
Born in Santiago in 1976, Pablo Larraín is, along with Sebastián Lelio, Chile's greatest movie director as well as a major producer (through his Fabula company). Not for the weak-hearted, his films are straightforward, generally aggressive and interspersed with violence. They paint a hard-hitting ...
Director | La última luna
Miguel Littin was born on August 9, 1942 in Palmilla, Colchagua, VI Region, Chile as Miguel Littin Cucumides. He is a director and writer, known for La última luna (2005), Jackal of Nahueltoro (1969) and Dawson Isla 10 (2009). He has been married to Ely Menz since 1963. They have one child.
8. Helvio Soto
Director | Erase un niño, un guerrillero, un caballo...
Helvio Soto was born on February 21, 1930 in Santiago, Chile. He was a director and writer, known for Erase un niño, un guerrillero, un caballo... (1967), El ABC del amor (1967) and Il pleut sur Santiago (1975). He died on November 29, 2001 in Santiago.
10. Patricio Kaulen
Director | Encrucijada
Patricio Kaulen was born on April 8, 1921 in Santiago, Chile as Patricio Kaulen Ossa. He was a director and writer, known for Encrucijada (1947), Largo Viaje (1967) and La casa en que vivimos (1970). He died on February 23, 1999 in Santiago de Chile, Chile.
Editor | Linhas de Wellington
Chilean writer-director and editor who studied philosophy and filmmaking at the University of Chile in the 1960s. Based in Paris since 1974, her documentaries and feature films tend to address Latin American gender politics but she is probably best known as the regular editor and collaborator of ...
14. José Bohr
Director | Luponini de Chicago
José Bohr was born on September 3, 1901 in Bonn, Germany as Yopes Bohr Elzer. He was a director and producer, known for Luponini de Chicago (1935), Dreams of Love (1935) and Marihuana (1936). He was married to Eva Limiñana. He died on May 29, 1994 in Oslo, Norway.
15. Tito Davison
Writer | La dulce enemiga
Born in Chillán, Chile in 1912, Davison worked in Hollywood as a comic actor in Spanish-language films for MGM (Así es la vida (1930) and La fuerza del querer (1930)) before MGM suspended production. He made his directorial debut in Argentina in 1937. He subsequently worked in Mexico and ...
16. Pedro Sienna
Actor | El húsar de la muerte
Pedro Sienna was born on May 13, 1893 in San Fernando, Colchagua, VI Region, Chile as Pedro Pérez Cordero. He was an actor and director, known for El húsar de la muerte (1925), El hombre de acero (1917) and Los payasos se van (1921). He died on March 10, 1972 in Santiago, Chile.
17. Jorge Délano
Director | Juro no volver a amar
He was the eighth son of Alfredo Delano and Emma Frederick. Born in Santiago, Chile, in 1909 he joined the Naval School but remained there for only one year, after purposely fracturing his nose in order to get out.
In 1911 Jorge Delano was accepted into the "Instituto Nacional", the most prestigious...
29. Sergio Bravo
Director | Día de Organillos
Documentary filmmaker, educator and activist pioneer of the new Chilean cinema which emerged in the Sixties. In addition to making many critical realist documentaries about Chilean culture and politics, he was founder and director of the Experimental Cinema section of the University of Chile and an...
33. Claudio Guzmán
Art_director | Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse
Was married to Anna Maria Alberghetti, the opera and musical theater star and pitchwoman for Good Seasons salad dressing.
Has 2 daughters with Alberghetti. His second daughter is Pilar Guzman (age 34, born 1972), a food critic & lifestyle& home/garden columnist for the New York Times. Pilar ...
Director | Entre gallos y medianoche
Eugenio de Liguoro was born on March 15, 1899 in Naples, Italy. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Entre gallos y medianoche (1940), Sueña, mi amor (1946) and Aria di paese (1933). He died on June 30, 1952 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
39. Sebastián Lelio
Director | Una mujer fantástica
Born in 1974, Sebastián Lelio is one of the leading figures (along with Pablo Larraín, Andrés Wood and a few others) of the post-dictatorship Chilean cinema. After graduating from the "Escuela de Cine de Chile" in Santiago, Lelio started by making shorts (he made five from 1995 to 2003, as well as ...
48. Orlando Lübbert
Writer | Taxi para tres
He studies Architecture and Cinema and has made documentaries: Los puños frente al cañon, Residencia en la Tierra, Chile: donde comienza el dolor, Isabel Allende and the films of fiction Der Übergang (El Paso) and Die Kolonie (La Colonia). Educational of Latin American Cinema in the University Free...
53. Cecilia Barriga
Director | Time's Up!
Born in 1957 in Concepción (Chile). In the late 70s she moved to Madrid to study Image Sciences at the Universidad Complutense, shortly afterwards obtaining Spanish nationality. In 1983, she started working in cinema and, having made several documentaries and art videos, set up home in 1994 in New ...
Director | Johnny 100 Pesos
Gustavo took the independent film scene by storm in the 90's with his very original and highly acclaimed take on post-Pinochet Chile with "Johnny 100 Pesos". The film became Chile's highest grossing movie and was selected as its official candidate for both the "Best Foreign Language Film" category ...
59. Luis R. Vera
Director | Fiesta Patria
Luis R. Vera Director, producer, writer and professor of ommunications. As a consequence of the military blow, he is forced to abandon the country and he takes refuge in Peru and then in Rumania where the Máster obtains an Address of Cinema and Television for the University of Bucarest. Forbidden ...
65. Cristián Galaz
Director | El Chacotero Sentimental: La película
Cristián Galaz, born in Santiago de Chile 1958. Studied philosophy at the University of Chile for 4 years. In 1986 accredited Journalist at the Catholic University of Chile. Since 1986 he participates in TV analizis as general editor and documentary filmmaker with more than 50 journalistic and ...
67. Jorge Olguín
Director | Sangre Eterna
Jorge Olguín is a Chilean director. After working on many amateur videos as a teenage fanboy, Olguín went on to make several short films at university which were shown at festivals. He made his feature directorial debut with Ángel negro (2000), a slasher film with a budget of 25 thousand ...
Director | Downhill
Patricio Valladares (Chilean, born 17 July 1982) is a Chilean director, screenwriter, editor and producer. Known for his work in genre cinema Valladares has directed numerous features throughout the years. In 2011, he directed the "En las Afueras DE la Ciudad" (Hidden in the Woods). Based a true ...
69. Nicolás López
Writer | Aftershock
Writer, Director, Producer.
At age 19, López wrote and directed his first feature film: 'Promedio Rojo,' a teen comedy that Quentin Tarantino called, "The funniest movie of the year." 'Promedio Rojo' was a box-office smash in Chile and it was selected in Tokyo, SXSW, LA Film Festival. López's second...
Director | Santiago Violenta
Ernesto Díaz Espinoza is a Chilean genre Director, Screenwriter and Editor. He is known as a pioneer of action cinema in his country.
Ernesto study Audio Visual Communication in Film and Television in the Film School DuoUC. Ernesto took an intensive course in screen-writing in Pompeu Fabra in ...
Director | La Sangre Tira
Documentary filmmaker, scriptwriter and producer born in 1964 in Santiago, Chile. In 2000, he founded alongside Daniela Bunster The Documentary Production Company "Surreal Películas de la Realidad". He has directed and produced independent documentaries like The Desert Train (1995), Nema problema (...
90. Adelqui Migliar
Director | Ambición
Adelqui Migliar was born on August 5, 1891 in Concepción City, Concepción, Biobío, Chile as Adelqui Migliar Icardi. He was an actor and director, known for Ambición (1939), The Inseparables (1929) and The Apache (1925). He died on August 6, 1956 in Santiago, Chile.
Born Luis Vitalino Grandón Toledo in Concepción, Chile. In 1984, he moved to Stockholm, Sweden and studied Video Production in the ABF Institute in Stockholm, then he established Toledo Productions, making family documentaries to the Chilean colony and working as cameraman in MariaNorr Clinic south...
Director | Bienvenida Casandra
Marco Enríquez-Ominami was born on June 12, 1973 in Santiago, Metropolitan Region, Chile as Marco Antonio Enríquez-Ominami Gumucio. He is a director and writer, known for Bienvenida Casandra (1996), La vida es una lotería (2002) and Chile, los héroes están fatigados (2002). He ...