Marí_a Josí© Calderí_n was born and raised in Chile and graduated with a major
in Film Directing from ARCIS University in Santiago, Chile, in 2002. The following
year, she moved to San Francisco, California, and since then has produced, directed,
edited and collaborated on numerous short films and documentaries. From 2005
to 2008, Marí_a Josí© was associate producer of the Emmy-nominated documentary
The Judge and The General, which aired on POV and received a DuPont-Columbia
University Award for excellence in broadcast journalism. In May 2009, she received
her MA from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism documentary program.
Calderí_n’s films are inspired by local and international stories that highlight social
and environmental justice, as well as cultural heritage issues. The Edge of The Sea,
her most recent film, premiered at the Orlando Hispanic Film Festival and won the
Special Jury Award in the short documentary category. Other awards include: the
Student Filmmaker Award at the Berkeley Video and Film Festival, and the Best
College Student Film Award at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival.
Calderí_n is a grantee of the CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California, Puffin
Foundation, William & Margaret Hearst, National Association of Latino Arts andCulture (NALAC), and Sea Grant, among others.
She is currently working in the San Francisco Bay Area as a freelance producer and