Lorena PadillaLorena Padilla

Heineken VOCES Grant | 2013
TFI Latin America Fund | 2013

Lorena Padilla has a BA in Audiovisual Arts from the University of Guadalajara and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from Tisch School of the Arts/NYU, where she attended as a Fulbright scholar. In the last fifteen years, she has lived in Mexico, England, United States, Spain, Ecuador and Peru where she has worked as a producer, screenwriter, and director. Her feature film script "MARTINEZ" participated at the Script Station/Berlinale Talents, Script & Pitch/Torino Film Lab and Cine Qua Non Lab. This script has been supported by Tribeca Film Institute and by the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE) earning the Scriptwriters and Development Grants and FOPROCINE. As an Executive Producer, she won the TFI Latin America Arts Funds from Tribeca Film Fund with the documentary “The Naptime.” With Rodrigo Reyes, Guggenheim Fellow and Sundance Fellow, she wrote his new documentary project “499.”She currently lives in Dallas, where she teaches Film Directing and Screenwriting at Southern Methodist University.


TFI Latin America Fund | 2018
TFI Network | 2018
TFI Pond5 Program | Fall 2019

The Naptime

TFI Latin America Fund | 2013