Diana Milena Ojeda Castellanos

2022 Princess Grace Award
Nominated by: San Francisco State University, School of Cinema


Diana Milena Ojeda Castellanos is a San Francisco-based Latin-American filmmaker who founded Cine Latina in 2013. She strives for her films to be decolonizing and raise awareness around human rights issues, working with marginalized communities. This includes peasants’ who defend their land from the paramilitaries, refugees, native people, and racialized Latin American women who struggle for equality and liberation. She made a series of documentaries on the peasant and native exodus at the Colombian Northeast jungle by the hand of Human Rights Organizations. Her first independent work, The Children of Catatumbo, was evidence before the IACHR. 


The Braves, her thesis film as an MFA student at the school of cinema at SFSU, was selected in Killary Cinelab, DocMontevideo Pitch, Conecta Chile International Film Market, and Spotlighted Projects in Cannes Docs 2022.