Giuliana Monteiro is a writer and director born in São Paulo, Brazil. She started working in the audiovisual industry in 2003 as a producer for documentaries and television shows. She worked for the National Geographic, History Channel, Discovery Channel, Globo and also in independent features before she moved to New York in 2011 to pursue a Master degree in filmmaking at the New York University, Tisch School of the Arts.
She is currently a graduate thesis student in the MFA program where she is the recipient of the BAFTA Fellowship, NHFA National Hispanic Foundation of Arts and the AAUW International fellowship. Giuliana wrote and directed 5 short films in the program, “Root” (fiction), “Margarete 6422” (documentary), “Stay” (fiction), “Happiness” (fiction) and “I Don’t Say Goodbye, I Say See You Soon” (fiction). Going from a more experimental language to fiction she found herself in a hybrid language between documentary and fiction.
Her recently short film, "I Don't Say Goodbye, I Say See You Soon" premiered at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival and traveled to more than 20 film International film festivals, winning best short film at the Viña del Mar International Film Festival and best screenplay at the First Run Film Festival.
Giuliana is also the founder of Elefanti Films an independent producer company based in São Paulo. She currently works in their first feature screenplay "Road to Livramento" that in 2015 won the Spike Lee Production Fund for development.