Faride Schroeder is a fourth-generation Mexican writer/director from a family of Lebanese immigrants, with a strong and intuitive female gaze. She was named by Nowness as one of 5 international female directors to watch and as one of the 100 Most Creative Mexicans in the World by Forbes. Her work as a Director has been featured on Los Angeles Times, Brut France, Vogue and Time Out, as well. She is the Free The Work ambassador in Mexico. She co-founded Dear Sisters, a Mexican female collective to fight dominant narratives about women, through audiovisual pieces on violence against women, periods, female orgasms, or the female body as a territory of total autonomy. She has been a speaker at the Diversity and Inclusion Panel during the Advertising Week in New York, the Gender Violence in Mexican Cinema Forum hosted by the Mexican Academy of Film and Ambassador of the ‘More Like Me’ program at Cannes Lions. She has a degree in Communication and Film Studies at Universidad Iberoamericana - Mexico City and has worked in both national and international film and advertising industries for 18 years along with producers like Nicolás Celis (Roma), Jim Stark (Coffee and Cigarettes), or Leonardo Zimbrón (Nosotros los Nobles). She is creative co-producer of the fiction feature films 'Black Minutes' (2021) winner of 3 Mexican Academy Awards, and the New York Times Critic's pick 'Son of Monarchs' (2021) which won the Alfred P. Sloan Prize at Sundance Film Festival. Faride was also Assistant Director of 'Prayers for the Stolen' (2021), winner of a special jury mention at Un Certain Regard Cannes Film Festival, and shortlisted in the International Feature Film category for the 94th Academy Awards. Faride directs commercials for brands like Google, Cerveza Victoria , Chevrolet, Nissan or American Express as she writes and directs her own film projects that have been screened at Fantasia, Festival Cinélatino Rencontres de Toulouse, Morelia Film Festival, La Semaine de la Critique and SFC 'Best Mexican Shorts' at Cannes Film Festival, among others, Her short Daughters of Witches (2021) starring the Oscar nominee Yalitza Aparicio (Roma) was produced by 20th Digital Studio/ Disney and premiered on Hulu. Faride’s short film 'Mercy' (2014), starring Tenoch Huerta (Black Panther, Narcos), is one of the most seen films on FilminLatino. Her short 'Oasis'. (2020) won both the first National and the first International awards of Nespresso Talents 2020, and in 2021 she was part of the Nespresso Talents International Jury at Cannes Film Festival, along with the actors Zita Hanrot and Mark Chao. In 2022, CNN got Faride to direct the first two episodes of Searching for Mexico, with Eva Longoria as a Host and Executive Producer. Her documentary feature 'Oasis' won the Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund for postproduction at Los Cabos Film Festival and her dystopian feature script 'The Lovers of this World' was selected by Morelia Film Festival and the France Embassy/IFAL for the screenwriting lab leaded by the French writer Philippe Claudel, which is now in development. Faride is represented by Madrefoca and Madre for advertising in Mexico and the U.S, and by Danny Sherman and Alejandra Reyes - UTA for narrative.