Liliana Zapata Blandon
My name is Liliana Zapata Blandon. I studied Administrative Engineering, subsequently specialized in Human Resources and afterwards obtained a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. My passion for cinema started when I was very young: I used to go to the movies twice or three times per week. At that period, when I was watching a movie I found myself thinking about the techniques the director would use to capture the important moments in the story, the script and the cinematography. I also started to develop an interest in the director’s filmography. In 2013, I decided to start my career as a film critic. My first job was as a writer in Kinetoscopio, a specialized film magazine located in Colombia. Later, in 2018, I became a member of the Círculo Bogotano de Críticos de Cine – CBCine-, and a writer for their publication, Cero en Conducta. In January 2019, I became a member of the editorial committee of Kinestoscopio magazine. I have been a participant in the London BBC Annual Survey in their following editions: the 100 greatest comedies of all time (2017), the 100 greatest foreign-language films (2018), the 100 greatest films directed by women (2019). In addition, I have been invited to be a voter in the IndieWire annual critic polls for The Best Films and Performances in its 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 editions. In December 2020, I started to write for another film magazine that specializes in Colombian cinema, Canaguaro. I am also a founder and participant of Cine con Acento, a podcast whose members are Spanish speakers from different countries, who share my passion for the cinema.