Violeta Salama director and scriptwriter

Violeta Salama


Violeta Salama, a graduate in Audiovisual Communication from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid with a Master’s degree in Creative Documentary from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, moved to Vancouver in 2007 to pursue a postgraduate degree in film production at the Vancouver Film School. In Vancouver, she started working in second units for productions such as The L Word and Smallville. In 2009, she returned to Madrid to work in the directing team of television series such as Crematorio and Amar en Tiempos Revueltos.


She made her transition to cinema working as an assistant director in films like Dictado directed by Antonio Chavarrías, followed by Blancanieves by Pablo Berger and El Sexo de los Ángeles by Xabier Villaverde. In 2013, Jaime Rosales included pieces directed by her in his film Hermosa Juventud. As a script supervisor, she has collaborated with directors such as Manolo Martín Cuenca, Mateo Gil, Paco León, and Paco Cabezas.

In 2021, she premiered Alegría, her debut feature film. The movie had its world premiere at the Guadalajara Film Festival and its Spanish premiere at the Seville Film Festival. The film received nominations at the ASECAN Awards and the Carmen Awards. Notably, it won the Pomegranate Award for Rising Star at the 2022 Sephardi Jewish Film Festival and the Best Director award at FICAL (Festival Internacional de Cine de Almería).

In 2023, she directed the second season of the series Días Mejores for Prime Video and also directed the series Detective Touré for Tornasol and Deaplaneta.

FICAL (Festival Internacional de Alméria)
– Best direction

Sephardi Jewish Film Festival
– Pomegranate award for rising star