Malena Martinez Cabrera


Malena Martinez Cabrera is a Peruvian film director, producer, photo-grapher, and cultural journalist based in Vienna since 2000. She has a multiple cultural background and she speaks Spanish, German, English, and Italian. She lived in the Andes, in the jungle region and on the coast side of Peru, where she studied Hispanic Literature, Linguistics (Universidad Católica, Peru, 1999) and Music (Conservatorio Nacional, Lima).

In 2007 she obtained a Masters in Creative Documentary at the University Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona. She attended the 2014 -2015 class of the Friedl Kubelka School for Artistic Photography in Vienna. 2015 she was a Mentée of Mrs. Ruth Beckermann in the FC Gloria Mentoring program.

She is alumna of ARCHIDOC (La Fémis. Paris, Amsterdam, Lyon, 2015), Aristoteles Workshop (Arte TV, Sibiel, Romania, 2009) and Cinemato-graphy WS (ESCAC, Barcelona, 2009). She also holds a Mag. in Romanic Philology (University of Vienna, 2006).



2017 / Kurzdokumentarfilm / Regie: Malena Martinez Cabrera

Regie, Kamera

Felipe, come back

2009 / Dokumentarfilm / Regie: Malena Martinez Cabrera

Regie, Buch, Kamera

Ramiro en Viena

2002 / Kurzdokumentarfilm / Regie: Malena Martinez Cabrera

Regie, Buch, Kamera


Hugo Blanco, Deep River

Best international documentary film, Atlantidoc, Uruguay International Documentary Film Festival 2019
Special mention "Ojo Latinoamericano", Sucre International Human Rights Film Festival 2020, Bolivia


«Das Gute Leben» Award, 3. Platz, Sommerfestival Kino wie noch nie 2017, Vienna

Ramiro en Viena

Honorous mention. Shorts on Screen, 2002. ORF short films competition, Austria


2012 Artikel: El indio arguediano en la adaptación cinematográfica de la novela Yawar Fiesta. In „Arguedas: la dinámica de los encuentros culturales". Band II. Fondo Editorial PUCP, Lima, 2013. 359-370

2011 Essay: Frederick Wiseman. El escepticismo. In Godard!
Textos escogidos 2001-2011. Mesa Redonda: Lima, 2011. 159-162

1998 - 2013 Diverse articles as film critic, filmjournalist and cultural journalist.