Writer/Director Claudia Llosa was born in Lima in 1976. Her first film, MADEINUSA, which was developed at the Sundance Screenwriters Lab in Los Angeles, has gone to win praise at numerous international festivals.
Claudia earned a degree in cinematographic direction in 1998 and a Masters Degree in TV and Cinema Script at the Escuela de Artes y Cine TAI in Madrid. She then went on to specialize in Cinematographic Direction at New York University.
Claudia previously directed the short film, Seeing Martina, in 2004. Her second feature film, The Milk of Sorrow, won the Golden Bear at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival, and in February 2010, was nominated for an Oscar in the category of Best Foreign Film at the 2010 Academy Awards.