Paz Encina is the frst Paraguayan director to be part of the Hollywood Film Academy. Film Director and writer, she is known for her drama film Hamaca paraguaya (2006), winner of the FIPRESCI Award of the Cannes Film Festival. Paz Encina has a Bachelor’s degree in Cinematography from the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her works as Director have been screened at venues such as the Harvard Film Archives, the BAMFA / Berkeley Art Museum and the Pacific Film Archive and the MOMA in New York. She created Silencio Lab In 2016, a platform through which she gives seminars to train young Paraguayan talents.