Yulene Olaizola

Yulene Olaizola Leon was born in Mexico City in 1983. She studied film at the Cinematographic Training Center, graduating summa cum laude with the thesis project and debut work Intimidades de Shakespeare y Víctor Hugo, for which she received support in post-production from the Jan Vrijman Fund. The film won more than 30 awards on the international circuit, at festivals including San Sebastian, Buenos Aires, and Transylvania. For her second film, Paraísos Artificiales, she had the support of the Tribeca Film Institute and the Hubert Bals Fund. The film was presented in Rotterdam (IFFR) and at the Tribeca Film Festival, where it won the award for best cinematography. Her third film, FOGO, was presented at the Filmmakers’ Fortnight in 2012.

In 2015 she made the film Epitafio, for which she shared directing credits with Ruben Imaz and which debuted in the Black Nights Festival in Tallinn, Estonia.


“Intimidades de Shakespeare y Víctor Hugo” Meéxico 2008.

“Paraísos Artificiales” México 2011.

“Fogo” México 2012.

“Epitafio” México 2015.