Mariana Osuna Perez is an independent filmmaker based in Toronto, Canada.
Born and raised in Mexico, she majored in Media Studies and Communications at the Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla.

Mariana moved to Canada in 2006 to pursue a career in film production. Her latest film “ONE” was semifinalist at the TVO (TV Ontario) short-doc contest, winner of the audience choice award in Tokyo Lift-Off Online Film Festival and is currently being screened in Europe and North America.

Her first experimental documentary “3: Three, Tres, Trois,” screened at the Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival in Toronto. It was an official selection for Indie Nite @ the Carlton sponsored by the Raindance Film Festival (Toronto, ON) and the Northern Ireland Mental Health Arts & Film Festival (Belfast). This film was the winner of Art With Impact’s short film competition in September 2014. Her first fiction short film “Solids & Stripes” was part of the Official Selection at the Short Film Corner, Cannes Film Festival 2010.

Mariana has devoted her career to give a voice to a wide range of people. From mental health initiatives, brain injury health alliances, to ex-convicts turning their life around to give back to their community.
Her films have been used as educational tools in North America by non for profit organizations like San Francisco based Art with Impact, where she volunteers as video content producer and as secretary of the Board of Directors.

She has been invited as guest speaker and panelist at several public engagements and her work has been featured in national TV and in festivals around the world.

In addition of working as a video producer/director with her production company Biulu, Mariana went back to her roots as a teacher and technical support at the Documentary Filmmaking Institute in Toronto where she works with award winning filmmakers to share their knowledge to the next generation of documentarians.

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