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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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Álvaro Cepeda Samudio is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
Died at 46 (1926-1972)
Álvaro Cepeda Samudio was a Colombian journalist, novelist, short story writer, and filmmaker. Within Colombia and the rest of Latin America, he is known in his own right as an important ...more

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Andrés Baiz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
age 43
Andrés Baiz is a film director.

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Andrés Burgos Vallejo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
Andrés Burgos Vallejo age 45
Andrés Burgos Vallejo is a film director, screenwriter and writer.

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Andrés Useche is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
age 41
Andrés Useche is an award-winning Colombian American writer, film director, graphic artist, singer-songwriter and activist.

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Antonio Negret is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
Antonio Negret age 36
Antonio Negret is a film director, actor and screenwriter.

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Carlos Moreno is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
age 50
Carlos Moreno is a film director, television director, film editor and screenwriter.

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Carlos Osuna is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
age 38
Carlos Osuna is a film director, editor and producer and a screenwriter.

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Ciro Durán is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
Ciro Durán age 81
Ciro Durán is a film director, film editor and screenwriter.

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Ciro Guerra is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
Ciro Guerra age 37
Ciro Guerra is a Colombian film director and screenwriter. His film Los viajes del viento competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

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Fernando Vallejo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
age 76
Fernando Vallejo Rendón is a novelist, filmmaker and essayist, born in Colombia. He obtained Mexican nationality in 2007. Vallejo was born and raised in Medellín, though he left ...more

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Francisco Norden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
age 89
Francisco Norden 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 between 1963 and ...more

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Gabriel García Márquez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
Died at 87 (1927-2014)
Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America. ...more

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Harold Trompetero is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
Harold Trompetero age 47
Harold Trompetero is a film director, producer and screenwriter.

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Iván D. Gaona is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
Iván D. Gaona age 38
Iván D. Gaona is a film and television director and a screenwriter.

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Jaime Osorio Gómez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
Died at 59 (1947-2006)
Jaime Osorio Gómez was a film producer, director and actor.

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Jaime Osorio Marquez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
Jaime Osorio Marquez age 43
Jaime Osorio Marquez is a film director and screenwriter.

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Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza age 43
Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza is a film producer.

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John Leguizamo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
age 54
John Alberto Leguizamo is a Colombian-American actor, voice actor, producer, comedian, playwright and screenwriter. As of 2009, Leguizamo has appeared in over 75 films, produced over 10 films, ...more

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José Rodrigo Arango is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia

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Juan Andrés Arango is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
Juan Andrés Arango age 42
Juan Andrés Arango is a film director, screenwriter and cinematographer.

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Juan Felipe Orozco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
age 40
Juan Felipe Orozco is a film producer, editor and a television director.

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Juan Manuel Echavarría is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
Juan Manuel Echavarría age 71
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.

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Juan Vallejo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
Juan Vallejo
Juan Vallejo is a cinematographer, film director, film producer and film editor.

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Lisandro Duque Naranjo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
Lisandro Duque Naranjo age 75
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

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Luis Nieto is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
age 39
Nieto is a film director and film score composer.