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DIRECTOR

LUCIA & NICOLE

(US WIP - 2024)

HEATHENS

(UK/US-2021)

Winner, Audience Choice, Short Thriller/Horror/Sci-Fi, Monmouth Film Festival 2021

Winner, Best Dark Drama Micro Film, Austin After Dark Film Festival 2021

Nominee, Best Thriller Short, IndieX Film Fest 2021

Nominee, Best Women Short, IndieX Film Fest 2021

Nominee, Best Editing, IndieX Film Fest 2021

Official Selection, Indie Shorts Mag Film Festival 2021

Official Selection, Fantasm Shock Reel Film Festival 2022

Official Selection, Atlanta Horror Film Festival, 2022

WE CHOOSE TO GO

(UK-2019)

Winner, UFVF/Kodak Excellence in Filmmaking Grant 2020

Winner, Best Sci-Fi Short Film, LA Live Film Festival 2020

Winner, Audience Choice, Student Film, Monmouth Film Festival 2020

Winner, Best World Project, Latino Film Market 2020
Semi-Finalist, Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival 2020

 

Official Selection, Female Eye Film Festival 2020

Official Selection, LA Festival of Cinema 2020

Official Selection, San Diego Latino Film Festival 2020

Official Selection, NYC Independent Film Festival 2020

Official Selection, Sci-Fi London Film Festival 2020

Official Selection, San Francisco Latino Film Festival 2020

Official Selection, NALIP Latino Media Fest 2020

Officialn Selection, Women's International Film Festival 2020

Official Selection, Tri-Cities International Film Festival 2021

Official Selection, New York Latino Film Festival 2021

 

SANGRE

(UK-2016)

Official Selection, San Pedro International Film Festival 2017

Official Selection, Berlin Flash Film Festival March 2017

Official Selection, Miami Independent Film Festival April 2017

FEMME

(USA-2015)

 

 

CINEMATOGRAPHER

 

HERMANAS

Directed by Viktoria I.V. King

(US-2022)

Official Selection, Dominican Film Festival, 2023

REMAINS

Directed by Stephanie Lorenesi

(UK-2017)

Best Student Film, Around International Film Festival Amsterdam October 2018

 

VARNISH

Directed by Andrea Vigoni

(UK-2017)

 

EDUCATION

Directed by Hsien Yu Niu

(UK-2017)

PRODUCER

LUCIA & NICOLE

(US WIP - 2024)

HEATHENS

(UK/US-2021)

WE CHOOSE TO GO

(UK-2019)

HALVOR’S RADIO

Directed by Michael Amundsen

(USA-2016)

Winner, Best Short Narrative, Culver City Film Festival 2016

Winner, Gold Award, Gallup Film Festival 2016

Winner, Gold Remi Award, WorldFest Houston 2017

JUBILATION

Directed by Aroonsri Khamsamran
(USA-2015)

WRITER

LUCIA & NICOLE

drama

(US WIP - 2024)

I SEE ME IN YOU - SHORT SCRIPT

horror

(2022)

Finalist, Hollywood Horrorfest 2023

Quarter-Finalist, Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition Season 3

Quarter-Finalist, LA International Horror Film Festival, 2022

Second Rounder, ScreenCraft Film Fund Spring 2022

Quarter-Finalist, Filmmatic Horror Screenplay Awards Season 6

NEMA - SHORT SCRIPT

sci-fi

(2022)

Second Rounder, ScreenCraft Film Fund Fall 2023

LAS CENIZAS - FEATURE SCRIPT

drama

(2020)

Finalist, Atlanta Screenplay Awards, Summer 2021

Semi-Finalist, Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival 2o21

Quarter-Finalist, San Francisco International Screenwriting Competition & Film Awards 2022

HEATHENS - COMPLETED WORK

thriller

(UK/US-2021)

WE CHOOSE TO GO - COMPLETED WORK

sci-fi

(UK-2019)

FLOR - SHORT SCRIPT

drama

(2017)

Quarter-Finalist, ScreenCraft Film Fund Fall 2017

 

Marlene Emilia Rios is an award-winning Los Angeles based writer and director. She holds an MA from the London Film School in Filmmaking as well as a BFA in Film & Digital Media from the University of New Mexico . Her 16mm horror short 'SANGRE,' premiered at the San Pedro International Film Festival in 2017 as her directorial debut.

 

In addition to writing and directing her capstone film, 'We Choose To Go' she successfully ran the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, raising 190% of their campaign goal with over 100 backers behind the project. 'We Choose To Go' screened at over 15 international film festivals, and was picked up for distribution by DUST, where it's accumulated 150,000 views. Marlene was also awarded the 2020 UFVF/Kodak Excellence in Filmmaking Grant for her work on 'We Choose To Go.' As she continues directing, she hopes to continue telling stories that are deeply personal and to ask tough questions through her work.

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