Elisa Miller

Elisa Miller
Born Elisa Miller Encinas
July 1982
Mexico City, Mexico
Alma mater Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica
Occupation Filmmaker
Years active 1994–present
Notable work

Elisa Miller is an award-winning film director, writer, and producer. She studied English Letters at the UNAM and then at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC)[1] in Mexico City. She graduated from the CCC in 2008 with the short film Roma, which won the Garcia Bross prize in the Morelia Film Festival that same year.[2] She is the first Mexican female winner of the Golden Palm for a short fiction feature film in the 2007 Cannes Film Festival titled "Ver Llover". "Ver Llover," was her third year school project filmed in Yautepec, Morelos, Mexico which also won first prize at the Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia in 2006 among other awards.


Year Title Director Screenwriter Producer Actress Notes
1994 Del otro lado del mar (short) Yes
2006 Ver Llover (short) Yes Yes
2008 Roma (short) Yes Yes
2010 Vete más lejos Alicia Yes Yes
2014 About Sarah (Documentary) Yes Yes Yes
2015 El Regreso del Muerto (Documentary) Yes


Year Award Category Title Result
2009 Ariel Award Silver Ariel Roma Nominated
2008 Ariel Award Silver Ariel Ver Llover Won
2007 Cannes Film Festival Best Short Film Ver Llover Won
2007 Cannes Film Festival Norman McLaren Award Ver Llover Won
2009 Expresion en Corto International Film Festival Special Jury Award Roma Won
2009 Imago Best Film Roma Won
2008 Morelia International Film Festival Garcia Bross Prize Roma Won
2006 Morelia International Film Festival Short Film Competition Award Ver Llover Won
2011 Rotterdam International Film Festival Tiger Award Vete más lejos Alicia Nominated
2007 Havana Film Festival The Coral Ver Llover Won
2010 Pune International Film Festival Best Director in the Student Category Vete más lejos Alicia Won


  1. "Elisa Miller Encinas". Directorio de Realizadores Mexicanos. FICM. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  2. "ELISA MILLER / DIRECTOR". World Talent House. Retrieved 2 September 2015.


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