Melina León

Melina León

Peru

Biography

Melina Leon is a Peruvian director based in NYC and Lima. Her debut feature film, SONG WITHOUT A NAME, was awarded a national grant for production by the Ministry of Culture of Peru in 2014. Melina is a recipient of a 2015 Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Production Grant to direct this film. SONG WITHOUT A NAME is set in Peru in the late 1980s, at the height of the economical crisis and political upheaval.
Melina’s short film LILI’S PARADISE is also set in 1980’s Lima. It officially premiered at the prestigious New York Film Festival and was selected to over 20 international film festivals, winning 11 awards, among them Best Latin American short film at the São Paulo International Short Film Festival.
Melina grew up in Lima and moved to New York city in 2003 to study film directing at Columbia University. She currently works internationally as a director, producer, editor and teacher.

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