Jorge alí triana
Founder and General director
Awards and recognitions
Hollywood´s academy member
He was invited to join the film academy of the United States which celebrates the Oscars every year.
National Life and Work Award
Prize awarded by the National Stimulus Program of the Ministry of Culture of Colombia, extolling the work and work of those who have contributed to enriching the cultural memory of Colombians.
Decoration of the order of the “Jan Masaryk” of the Czech Republic, in recognition of his outstanding role in the field of Colombian culture and the promotion of Czech cinematographic art.
Recognition of Human Values
Tribute to JORGE ALÍ TRIANA at the XXXI National Festival of Colombian Music of Ibagué in which he was awarded “Recognition of Human Values” and the Mayor of Ibagué gave him the “Ibagué City Order”.
"Víctor Nieto Special Award for a lifetime"
Awarded the “VÍCTOR NIETO A TODA UNA VIDA” award at the 56th Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival.
Film Library of Catalonia
Tribute to JORGE ALÍ TRIANA at the Filmoteca de Catalunya.
ACE LATIN ACE AWARD "Blind Date"
ACE Theater Award for Best Visiting Director, among others, with the play “Cita a Ciegas” from the Spanish Repertory in New York.
ACE LATIN ACE AWARD "Pantaleón and the Visitors"
Seven Awards with the play “Pantaleón and the Visitors” from the Spanish Repertory.
ACE LATIN ACE AWARD “La fiesta del Chivo”
ACE Theater Award for Best Director with the play “La fiesta del Chivo” from the Spanish Repertory.
HOLA Excellence Award
Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors Award of Excellence in Theater in Spanish. 2002 and 2003 seasons.
Audience Award at the Toulouse Festival
Audience Award at the Toulouse Festival for the film “Bolívar Soy Yo”.
Mar del Plata International Film Festival
“Bolívar Soy Yo” awarded the Ombú de Oro for Best Film of the Festival and the Ombú de Plata for Best Ibero-American Film.
Audience Award for Best Director
Audience Award for Best Director at the 6th Latin American Film Encounter for the film “Bolívar Soy Yo” in Lima, Peru.
Cannes Festival Selection
The Film “Edipo Alcalde” was selected in the “Directors’ Fortnight” at the Cannes Film Festival, France.
Medal of Merit for Communications Manuel Murillo Toro
Best Ex-aequo feature film, Manuel Murillo Toro Communications Merit Medal – Focine Award, Ministry of Communications, (Colombia) for the feature film Tiempo de Muerte.
Special Award at the 3rd Bogota Film Festival
Círculo Precolombino Special Award at the 3rd Bogotá Film Festival: National, Tropical and Caribbean (Bogotá – Colombia) for the film Tiempo de Morir.
Rio de Janeiro Festival
The film Tiempo de Morir, winner of the Golden Toucan for Best Film, Fipresci Award and CIFEJ Award of the Unesco Youth, Rio de Janeiro Festival (Brazil).
Film and television
Director of the series based on the book Una Verdad Oscura by Germán Castro Caycedo. Directed together with his son Rodrigo Triana.
Director of the television series for Canal Trece.
Directed with Daniel Moure for RTVC Play.
La Luz de mis Ojos
Director of the soap opera inspired by an original story by the writer Alonso Sánchez Baute.
Todo es Prestao
Director with Carlos Mario Urrea of the television series based on the biography of the singer Galy Galiano.
Director of the television series based on the book by Germán Castro Caycedo “Objective 4” for the RCN channel.
Dramax production company
Founded the Dramax production company from where he directs the development and conception of audiovisual and theater projects.
Vientos de Libertad
Director of the animated documentary commemorating the Bicentennial of Independence for RTVC.
Memoria, 200 Años de Vida Bogotana
Director of the documentary television series commemorating the Bicentennial of Independence broadcast by Canal Capital.
Esto huele mal
Director of the film based on the novel by Fernando Quiroz.
2004 y 2006
Cincuenta Años al Aire
Director of the commemorative documentary to the 50 years of Colombian television.
Bolívar Soy Yo
Director of the second season of the television series for the City TV channel.
Director of several soap operas and television series
Some of these: “La Espina” (1991); “Dos rostros y una vida” (1992); “Si mañana estoy viva” (1993); the historical mini-series “Crónicas de una generación trágica” (1994); “Pecado Santo” (1995); “Otra en mí” (1996); the television movie “No Morirás”, based on the novel by Germán Santa María (1997).
Director of the film based on a script by García Márquez, a co-production between Spain, Mexico and Colombia.
Tiempo de Morir
Film director. A Colombian-Cuban co-production, based on a script by Gabriel García Márquez.
Director of great novels of Latin American literature to the format of a television series
“El Cristo de Espaldas” by Eduardo Caballero Calderón; “Los pecados de Inés de Hinojosa” by Próspero Morales Pradilla; “Máten al león” by Jorge Ibarguengoitia and “Castigo divino ” by Sergio Ramírez.
Revivamos Nuestra Historia
Director of the historical series.
El coronel no tiene quien le escriba
Director of the play based on the novel by Gabriel García Márquez. It is an adaptation made in conjunction with his daughter Verónica premiered at the Spanish Repertory Theater, New York.
Cita a Ciegas
Director de la obra de teatro basada en la novela del dramaturgo argentino Mario Diament para el teatro Repertorio Español en Nueva York.
2000 y 2011
Crónica de una muerte anunciada
Director of the play based on the book Gabriel García Márquez. National Theater (2000), British Theater (2011).
Y así que pasen 100 años
Director and designer of the play to commemorate the 100 years of the Social Foundation.
1993 y 2011
La Increíble y Triste Historia de la Cándida Eréndira y su Abuela Desalmada
Director of the play based on the novel by Gabriel García Márquez for the Gala theater in the city of Washington and for the Repertorio Español theater in New York and the National Theater in Bogotá.
Director of the central show of the Bicentennial of Independence that took place in the Plaza de Bolívar.
2009 y 2014
Pantaleón y las visitadoras
Director of the play based on the novel by Mario Vargas Llosa, also Nobel Prize in Literature, for the Repertorio Español theater in New York and the Cafam Theater of Fine Arts Bogotá -Colombia.
Doña Flor y sus Dos Maridos
Director of the play based on the novel by Jorge Amado, for the Repertorio Español theater in New York and the Arlequín Theater in Bogotá.
Director of the play based on the novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra for the Repertorio Español theater in New York.
Muerte de un Viajante
Director of the play by Arthur Miller, for the National Theater of Bogotá.
La Fiesta del Chivo
Director of the play based on the novel by Mario Vargas Llosa for the Repertorio Español theater in New York and the National Theater in Bogotá.
Adiós a la Maldita Primavera
Director of the play based on the novel by Alonso Sánchez Baute.
Director of Joe Maseroff’s play for the National Theater of Bogotá.
Y se Armó la Mojiganga
Director of the play based on the novel “A la Diestra de Dios Padre” by Tomás Carrasquilla.
Founding director of the Popular Theater of Bogotá
Created the Popular Theater of Bogotá. Center for Dramatic and Audiovisual Arts, better known as the TPB, a space that contributed to the construction of the capital’s theater culture and where he directed several plays from 1968 to 1993, including “Julio César” by William Shakespeare (1969) and “La muerte de un Viajante” by Arthur Miller (1972, 1982 and 1983); “I Took Panamá” by Luís Alberto García (1974, 1980 and 1983).
Jorge Alí Triana has more than 55 years of experience, he is considered one of the main and most versatile Latin American directors, harmoniously combining his career between film, television and theater. He studied television, film and theater in Prague at the Higher Academy of Arts AMU, where he learned the director´s labor under the guidance of recognized international masters such as Vladimir Adamek, Frantisek Stepanek, Vaslav Hundechek and Milan Kundera.
He has been a man dedicated to art that with mysticism and dedication, has led the dramatic art to have great national and international prestige, which has made him worthy of several national and international recognitions and awards. In the 1990s, he successfully alternated the direction of theater, film and television, between Bogotá and New York City, where he began his prolific career as a guest director of the stage group Repertorio Español. During this decade he adapted and directed four novels of Latin American literature on stage.
In 2010, he founded the DRAMAX production company and since then has been the CEO of this prolific idea´s house.