Roxana Chapela is a Mexican/Canadian filmmaker. She is an Architect with a certificate in Fine Arts and a Permaculture Design diploma. She has walked the last 21 years of her professional journey in film and theater, by designing sets for different kinds of Universes such as: FLASH, CONTINUUM, DC LEGENDS, HIVE 3 CULTURAL OLYMPIAD 2010 and LA CASA DEL TEATRO MEXICO to name a few. Also, she has worked for world renowned Directors such as Stephen Soderberg on CHE and Production Designing the award winner web series THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF LA VIDA LOCA. Leading her to win an award for Best Production Design for the film LOS TRASHUMANTES.
Currently, she won a grant from The Canadian Council of Arts to develop the script of her first feature film as Director: FEMININE: A REDEMPTION TALE , which was also part of the script development program at the Female Eye Film Festival 2023.
She has also directed multiple-award winning short documentaries, like: UPCYCLERS: FASHION’S CLIMATE FRON-TLINERS, THE PEACEFUL REVOLUTION AND SASHIKO: AS CULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY.
Finally but not least, Chapela also has been the lead film committee and curator of the sustainable Film Festival Vida Vert, San Francisco 21/22 and currently she is the Production Design Lead instructor at InFocus Film School, Vancouver.