Florencia Manóvil was voted "Best Filmmaker of the East Bay" for her work as a screenwriter, director, and producer based in Oakland, California. Her web series Dyke Central has been lauded by press and fans alike for the groundbreaking diversity in its representation of LGBTQ characters.
Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Manóvil moved to Boston at age 18 to pursue film at Emerson College. In 2007 she settled permanently in the Bay Area, where she shot Fiona's Script (2009), her feature directorial debut, which garnered a Best Supporting Actress nomination at MethodFest. In 2011, Manóvil co-created Dyke Central, a "queer dramedy", directing and producing the 22-minute pilot episode. After a a successful festival run, she resumed production of the series, writing and directing ten episodes to complete Season 1 (with the support of the Frameline Completion Fund) and and release it on T-VOD in 2015. Dyke Central is now available on SVOD platforms Amazon Prime, Seed & Spark and Revry.
In 2016 Manóvil wrote and directed the short Encuentro, which was also awarded a Frameline Completion Fund, and screened at more than 30 film festivals in 2017-2018.
Her new feature, Bridges, is a triptych film about queer women who use different esoteric practices to survive and thrive in a patriarchal world. One of its parts is currently in pre-production and will shoot in August 2018, with the rest slated to shoot in early 2019.