Ariadna Alvarado-Betancourt

Project Manager, Filmmaker, and Consultant in Washington, DC

Ariadna Alvarado-Betancourt

Project Manager, Filmmaker, and Consultant in Washington, DC

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Ariadna is a creative humanist, peacepreneur, a film documentary maker and producer, humanitarian and communication strategist with a professional career encompassing the fields of Film/Video/TV/Multimedia production, strategic communication for development and peacebuilding, PR and marketing, outreach campaigns, film festivals, performing arts, cultural and arts development, gender related issues, human rights issues, culturally based youth and women leadership, capacity building and empowerment programs within the United Nations community and the civil society and private sector in Afghanistan, Spain, Timor-Leste, India, Venezuela, The United States and Mali, as well as working with non-profit media and cultural organizations developing and implementing transformational and inspiring special projects related to culture, media, community arts for peace-building, multimedia and film projects within the context of Human Rights, Youth, and Women’s Rights issues.

She has worked as a producer for various award-winning shorts, feature and documentary films. Some of the latest projects as a creative adviser and producer include Afghanistan International Human Rights Film Festival (AHRFF), Mali’s International Human Rights Film Festival, Afghanistan International Women Film Festival (AIWFF), "We believe in balloons" peace youth campaign, The Bohemians Film project, Creative Despite War Films, TEDTalk Kabul, GALA Hispanic Theatre, and Washington, DC Indy Film Festival, among others.

Ariadna is currently on assignment as the Head of the Multimedia Unit of the UN Mission in Mali implementing and developing strategic and creative multimedia projects, tools and content for the peace and reconciliation process, while working together with Malian media and cultural actors, musicians, governmental leaders, local change-makers, policy-makers, human rights and women's rights activists and other members of the civil society, in order to promote the culture of peace and national dialogue in Mali.

She holds a BA on Arts & Humanities from the University of Maryland and an MA in Creative Documentary Filmmaking from the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) in Barcelona, Spain. ​She is currently studying a second online MA degree in Peace and Conflict studies from the University for Peace in Costa Rica.

Alvarado-Betancourt is a member of the Washington D.C. Women in Film and Video, and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP). She is deeply engaged and