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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.
  • Álvaro Cepeda Samudio

    Dec. at 46 (1926-1972)



    Films DirectedLa langosta azul

    Álvaro Cepeda Samudio (March 30, 1926 – October 12, 1972) was a Colombian journalist,...  more
  • BirthplaceCali, Colombia


    Films DirectedPassing By, The Hidden Face, Penumbra, Satanás

    Andrés Baiz Ochoa (born 1975), also known as Andi Baiz, is a Colombian film director and...  more
  • Andrés Burgos Vallejo

    Age: 46



    Films DirectedSofia and the Stubborn

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

    BirthplaceManizales, Colombia


    Films DirectedThe Cove PSA: My Friend Is...

    Andrés Useche is an award-winning Colombian American writer, film director, graphic artist,...  more
  • Antonio Negret

    Age: 37

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


    Films DirectedTransit, Seconds Apart, Overdrive

    Antonio Negret is a film director, actor and screenwriter....
  • BirthplaceCali, Colombia


    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
  • BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia


    Films DirectedFat, Bald, Short Man

    Carlos Osuna is a film director, editor and producer and a screenwriter....  more
  • Ciro Durán

    Age: 82

    BirthplaceConvención, Colombia


    Films DirectedTropical Snow

    Ciro Durán is a film director, film editor and screenwriter....
  • Ciro Guerra

    Ciro Guerra

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceRío de Oro


    Films DirectedThe Wandering Shadows, The Wind Journeys

    Ciro Guerra (born 6 February 1981) is a Colombian film director and screenwriter. He is best...  more
  • BirthplaceMedellín, Colombia

    NationalityColombia, Mexico

    Fernando Vallejo Rendón (born 1942 in Medellín, Colombia) is a Colombian-born novelist,...  more
  • Francisco Norden

    BirthplaceBrussels, Belgium


    Films DirectedA Man of Principle

    Francisco Norden (born 9 November 1929) is a Colombian film director, screenwriter, editor and...  more
  • Gabriel García Márquez

    Gabriel García Márquez

    Dec. at 87 (1927-2014)

    BirthplaceAracataca, Colombia


    Films DirectedLa langosta azul

    Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez (American Spanish: [ɡaˈβɾjel ɣaɾˈsi.a ˈmaɾkes]...  more

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    #153 of 1,172 The Best Writers of All Time#296 of 1,355 The Greatest Minds of All Time

  • Harold Trompetero

    Age: 48

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


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

    Harold Trompetero is a film director, producer and screenwriter....
  • Iván D. Gaona

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceGuepsa, Colombia


    Films DirectedPortraits

    Iván D. Gaona is a film and television director and a screenwriter....
  • Jaime Osorio Gómez

    Dec. at 59 (1947-2006)

    BirthplaceViterbo, Caldas, Colombia


    Films DirectedConfesión a Laura

    Jaime Osorio Gómez was a film producer, director and actor....  more
  • Jaime Osorio Marquez

    Age: 44



    Films DirectedThe Squad

    Jaime Osorio Marquez is a film director and screenwriter....
  • Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza

    Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza

    Age: 44

    BirthplaceQuibdó, Colombia


    Films DirectedChocó

    Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza is a film producer....
  • John Leguizamo

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

    NationalityColombia, United States of America

    Films DirectedUndefeated

    John Alberto Leguizamo (; Colombian Spanish: [leɣiˈsamo]; born July 22, 1964) is an American...  more

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    #115 of 233 The Funniest Stand Up Comedians Of All Time#471 of 1,017 The Best Actors in Film History

  • José Rodrigo Arango

    José Rodrigo Arango

    Age: 27

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


    Films DirectedRemembering The Queen: Selena

  • Juan Andrés Arango

    Age: 43

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


    Films DirectedLa Playa Dc

    Juan Andrés Arango is a film director, screenwriter and cinematographer....
  • BirthplaceMedellín, Colombia


    Films DirectedGreetings to the Devil, Al final del espectro

    Juan Felipe Orozco is a film producer, editor and a television director....  more
  • Juan Manuel Echavarría

    Juan Manuel Echavarría

    Age: 72

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Colombia, Antioquia department, South America, Medellín


    Films DirectedDos Hermanos

    Juan Manuel Echavarria Olano is a present-day Latin American artist from Colombia. Born in...  more
  • Juan Vallejo

    Juan Vallejo is a cinematographer, film director, film producer and film editor....
  • Lisandro Duque Naranjo

    Age: 76

    BirthplaceSevilla, Colombia


    Films DirectedLos Ninos Invisibles, Milagro en Roma

    Lisandro Duque Naranjo is a Colombian film director and screenwriter. He has directed ten...  more
  • Luis Nieto

    Age: 40



    Films DirectedRabbid, Organopolis, Prof. Nieto Show, Carlitopolis

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