Victoria Rivera

Colombian writer + director based in New York City.

Currently enrolled at Columbia University’s M.F.A Film program.

Working on fiction + documentary + commercial films that tell compelling character driven stories of people changing the world, in big + small ways alike.


Museum of Moving Image Feature on Sloan Science & Film project Malpelo

Girls In Film Features Verde

Short of the Week Write-up for Verde

The Atlantic Selects Features Skull + Bone

Shots Features Skull + Bone commercial film for New Orleans Board of Tourism

Columbia University ‘Meet the Makers: Victoria Rivera”

Sidetracked Magazine write-up for Findings

Revista Exclama Entrevista sobre Findings (Hallazgos)

Fubiz TV Feature on Findings


Prix Du Public / Audience Award at Champs Elysées Film Festival for Night Swim 2019

Best Live-Action Student Film at Palm Springs Shortfest Award for Night Swim 2019

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant for feature script Malpelo 2019

GiGadgets Production Grant for short film Lucia 2019

Winner of Student Film Award by the Directors Guild of America for Verde 2018

Winner of Best Directing Award at Bogotá Short Film Festival 2018 for Verde

Winner Special Founders Prize at Traverse City Film Festival for Skull + Bone 

22nd Dusty Film Festival Outstanding Film and achievement in Directing for Portrait of a Family

National Board of Review Grant for In The Dark  2010

Rhodes Full Academic Scholarship School Of Visual Arts