Elena Manrique was born in Spain. She studied Hispanic Philology and Art History at Madrid’s Universidad Complutense. In 1993 she began working in the film department for Canal+ Spain. She also worked as a programmer for Cinemanía channel and as executive producer for Telecinco Cinema. She has been a member of Venice Days’ selection committee for the Venezia Mostra. She collaborates with Camilo José Cela University in Madrid, and is a speaker at several film schools and film events. She is a programmer for Festival de Cine hecho por Mujeres, and currently collaborates with spanish production and distribution company VÉRTIGO FILMS. Her productions include Lena (2001), Mis estimadas víctimas (2005), Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), winner of three Oscars; The Orphanage (2007), Casual Day (2007), Que parezca un accidente (2008), Rabia (2009) and Ciudad Delirio (2014), among others.