Victoria Rivera is a New York-based Director and Screenwriter from Bogotá, Colombia, working in the narrative, documentary, and commercial space. In 2020 she graduated from Columbia University’s MFA Film program and was named one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine. Her short film Night Swim had its World Premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and was an official selection of Telluride Film Festival. The film was honored with a Jury Award for Best Student Film at the 2019 Palm Springs International Shortfest. She is currently developing her first feature Malpelo, which was awarded a screenwriting grant by the Sloan Foundation and has been supported by organizations such as the Sundance Institute, Gotham and Film Independent’s Producing Lab, Fast Track Financing Market, and by selecting Victoria as a 2020 Screenwriting Lab and Directing Lab Fellow.