Born in Lima, Peru in 1976, Enrica Pérez studied Communications at the University of Lima and later on obtained a Master’s Degree in Film Directing at Columbia University in the city of New York. Her short film TAXISTA (2007) was selected in many international festivals winning awards such as “Best Fiction Short Film” and “Best Narrative Award” in Peru and New York respectively. She also won the “Adrienne Shelly Award” for Best Female Director from the Adrienne Shelly Foundation and the “Someone to Watch Award” from Cinewomen NY. In 2008 she won a scholarship to be part of the prestigious La femis film program in Paris where she directed her latest short film, DE MON COTE, produced and co-‐written with French filmmakers.
In 2014 Pérez wrote and directed her first feature film, CLIMAS, about three women of vastly differing ages and origins coping with life in three distinct regions of Peru.
Grant Winning Project: TAXISTA