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Famous Film Directors from Colombia

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List of famous film directors from Colombia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Colombia has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Colombian directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Colombia and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

Juan Vallejo and Vladimir Durán are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Colombian directors?" and "Which directors are from Colombia?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of Colombia in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Colombian directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
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  • Dec. at 46 (1926-1972)

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Colombia, South America, Americas

    NationalityColombia

    Films DirectedLa langosta azul

    Álvaro Cepeda Samudio (March 30, 1926 – October 12, 1972) was a Colombian journalist, novelist, short story writer, and filmmaker. Within Colombia and the rest of Latin America, he is known in his...  more
  • BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Colombia, Valle del Cauca department, Cali, South America

    NationalityColombia

    Films DirectedPassing By, The Hidden Face, Penumbra, Satanás

    Andrés Baiz Ochoa (born 1975), also known as Andi Baiz, is a Colombian film director and screenwriter. As a film director, his first feature was Satanás, based on the book of the same name. He is...  more
  • BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Colombia, South America, Americas

    NationalityColombia

    Films DirectedSofia and the Stubborn

    Andrés Burgos Vallejo is a film director, screenwriter and writer....
  • BirthplaceManizales, Colombia

    NationalityColombia

    Films DirectedThe Cove PSA: My Friend Is...

    Andrés Useche is an award-winning Colombian American writer, film director, graphic artist, singer-songwriter and activist....  more
  • BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Colombia, South America, Cundinamarca department, Bogotá

    NationalityColombia

    Films DirectedTransit, Seconds Apart, Overdrive

    Antonio Negret is a film director, actor and screenwriter....
  • BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Colombia, Valle del Cauca department, Cali, South America

    NationalityColombia

    Films DirectedEl cartel de los sapos, Dog Eat Dog, All Your Dead Ones

    Carlos Moreno is a film director, television director, film editor and screenwriter....  more
  • BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Colombia, South America, Cundinamarca department, Bogotá

    NationalityColombia

    Films DirectedFat, Bald, Short Man

    Carlos Osuna is a film director, editor and producer and a screenwriter....  more
  • BirthplaceConvención, Colombia

    NationalityColombia

    Films DirectedTropical Snow

    Ciro Durán is a film director, film editor and screenwriter....
  • BirthplaceRío de Oro

    NationalityColombia

    Films DirectedThe Wandering Shadows, The Wind Journeys

    Ciro Guerra (born 6 February 1981) is a Colombian film director and screenwriter. He is best known for his 2015 film Embrace of the Serpent, the film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at...  more
  • BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Colombia, Antioquia department, South America, Medellín

    NationalityColombia, Mexico

    Fernando Vallejo Rendón (born 1942 in Medellín, Colombia) is a Colombian-born novelist, filmmaker and essayist. He obtained Mexican nationality in 2007....  more
  • BirthplaceBrussels, Belgium

    NationalityColombia

    Films DirectedA Man of Principle

    Francisco Norden (born 9 November 1929) is a Colombian film director, screenwriter, editor and producer born in Brussels from an Austrian father and a Colombian mother. He has directed eight films...  more
  • Dec. at 87 (1927-2014)

    BirthplaceAracataca, Colombia

    NationalityColombia

    Films DirectedLa langosta azul

    Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez (American Spanish: [ɡaˈβɾjel ɣaɾˈsi.a ˈmaɾkes] (listen); 6 March 1927 – 17 April 2014) was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and...  more

    #152 of 1,172 The Best Writers of All Time#14 of 306 The Best Novelists of All Time#22 of 171 The Best Short Story Writers of All Time

  • BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Colombia, South America, Cundinamarca department, Bogotá

    NationalityColombia

    Films DirectedDios los Junta y Ellos Se Separan, The Heart's Movements

    Harold Trompetero is a film director, producer and screenwriter....
  • BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Colombia, South America, Santander department, Guepsa

    NationalityColombia

    Films DirectedPortraits

    Iván D. Gaona is a film and television director and a screenwriter....
  • Dec. at 59 (1947-2006)

    BirthplaceViterbo, Caldas, Colombia

    NationalityColombia

    Films DirectedConfesión a Laura

    Jaime Osorio Gómez was a film producer, director and actor....  more
  • BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Colombia, South America, Americas

    NationalityColombia

    Films DirectedThe Squad

    Jaime Osorio Marquez is a film director and screenwriter....
  • BirthplaceColombia, Quibdó

    NationalityColombia

    Films DirectedChocó

    Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza is a film producer....
  • BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

    NationalityColombia, United States of America

    Films DirectedUndefeated

    John Alberto Leguizamo (; Colombian Spanish: [leɣiˈsamo]; born July 22, 1964) is an American actor, stand-up comedian, filmmaker, and playwright. He came to prominence with a co-starring role in the...  more

    #399 of 1,017 The Best Actors In Film History#114 of 247 The Funniest Stand-Up Comedians Of All Time#827 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

  • BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

    NationalityColombia

    Films DirectedRemembering The Queen: Selena

  • BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Colombia, South America, Cundinamarca department, Bogotá

    NationalityColombia

    Films DirectedLa Playa Dc

    Juan Andrés Arango is a film director, screenwriter and cinematographer....
  • BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Colombia, Antioquia department, South America, Medellín

    NationalityColombia

    Films DirectedGreetings to the Devil, Al final del espectro

    Juan Felipe Orozco is a film producer, editor and a television director....  more
  • BirthplaceMedellín, Colombia

    NationalityColombia

    Films DirectedDos Hermanos

    Juan Manuel Echavarria Olano is a present-day Latin American artist from Colombia. Born in 1947 in Medellín, Colombia and now resides in Bogotá, Colombia and New York City....  more
  • Juan Vallejo is a cinematographer, film director, film producer and film editor....
  • BirthplaceSevilla, Colombia

    NationalityColombia

    Films DirectedLos Ninos Invisibles, Milagro en Roma

    Lisandro Duque Naranjo is a Colombian film director and screenwriter. He has directed ten films since 1974. His 1983 film The Bicycle Racer was entered into the 13th Moscow International Film...  more
  • Age: 41

    BirthplaceColombia

    NationalityColombia

    Films DirectedRabbid, Organopolis, Prof. Nieto Show, Carlitopolis

    Nieto is a film director and film score composer....  more