Tania Hermida P.
Born in Cuenca, Ecuador. Tania studied Film Direction at the San Antonio de los Baños International Film and TV School (Cuba, 1991), where she directed her first short films, both documentary and fiction.
She obtained an MA in Cultural Studies at the Universidad del Azuay (2002) with a thesis on the different notions of time in fiction film narration.
Tania combined her work as a filmmaker with teaching at the San Francisco de Quito University between 1996 and 2007.
En el Nombre de la Hija (In the Name of the girl) is her second feature film.
Her first feature film as writer director, Qué tan Lejos (35mm feature film, 93min, 2006), obtained important international awards including the Silver Zenith for feature films at the Montreal World film Festival and the Coral Award for first films at the Havana Film Festival. It was also a national box office record in Ecuador and was distributed successfully in Spain, France and Switzerland.
In 2007-2008 Tania participated as representative in the Constituent Assembly that wrote the new Ecuadorian Constitution.