Melisa Liebenthal

film director

Buenos Aires, AR

documentary visual experimentation filmmaking

Melisa Liebenthal (1991, Buenos Aires) is a film director and editor. She directed the films The pretty ones (2016, 77 min.), Constanza (2018, 27 min.), Here and there (2020, 21 min.) and The face of the jellyfish (2022, 75 min.).

Her films were awarded at Rotterdam, Berlin, Mar del Plata and BAFICI international film festivals, and were screened in FIDMarseille, Edinburgh and Torino international film festivals, MoMA and Film at Lincoln Center, amongst others.

Melisa Liebenthal's work reflects on identity and its relation to the construction of an image. Her films are as studies that articulate different materials with a playful spirit, from documentary and visual experimentations to narrative fiction, always keeping a lively awareness of the specificity of each type of image.

She is a film graduate at Universidad del Cine in Argentina and at Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains in France. She specialized in Editing and Dramatic Structure with professor Miguel Pérez in Argentina, and in Essay-Film at Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión (EICTV) in Cuba. She is a Berlinale Talents (2021) and FID Campus (2018) alumna.


Here and there (Aquí y allá)


The Face of the Jellyfish