Francesca Canepa


Francesca Canepa is a Peruvian filmmaker. She’s a director who strives to tell stories with a socially conscious message. Her first short film Aya (2017), shot in the Peruvian Andes, obtained the Best Iberoamerican Short Film prize at the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) 2017 and gained international attention from the cinema critics. El Silencio del Río (2020), her second short film, was premiered at Berlinale Generation 2020. At the same time, she works as a music video and advertising director while she works on the development of her first feature film script BELEN to be shot in 2022.


2020 El Silencio del Río (Short)

2017 Aya (Short)

Kvikmyndir leikstjórans á RIFF

The Silence of the River
International Shorts III
Year: 2020
Juan, a 9 year-old boy, lives with his dad in a floating house on the Amazon river....