Film Directors 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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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.

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Manuela Montoya is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
Manuela Montoya Manuela Montoya is a film director and screenwriter.

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María Emma Mejía Vélez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
age 65 María Emma Mejía Vélez is a Colombian journalist and diplomat. She served as the 2nd Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations, Minister of Foreign Affairs of ...more

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Pablo Alvarez-Mesa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
Pablo Alvarez-Mesa Pablo ALvarez Mesa is a Colombian film director, film editor, cinematographer and screenwriter.

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Paola Mendoza is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
Paola Mendoza is an actress and film director.

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Rodrigo García is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
age 59 Rodrigo García Barcha is a Colombian television and film director, screenwriter and former cinematographer, best known for his films Mother and Child, Nine Lives, Albert Nobbs, Last Days ...more

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Sergio Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
Sergio Cabrera age 68 Sergio Cabrera is a film director.

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Simon Brand is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
Simon Brand age 48 Simón Brand is a Colombian film director. He has directed a number of music videos for artists such as Juanes, Shakira, Alejandro Fernández, Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin, but ...more

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Víctor Gaviria is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
Víctor Gaviria age 63 Víctor Manuel Gaviria González is a film director, writer, and poet. His three feature length films are highly acclaimed and have won many international awards. He is the first ...more

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Vladimir Durán is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
Vladimir Durán is an actor.

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Wilmer Valderrama is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Directors from Colombia
age 38 Wilmer Eduardo Valderrama is an American actor, singer, dancer, producer and television personality, known for the role of Fez in the sitcom That '70s Show, hosting the MTV series Yo Momma, and ...more