Vivien Lesnik Weisman studied Political Science at Barnard College. She attended NY Law School and was received in both the NY and Washington DC Bar Association. She went on to obtain a Master of Fine Arts in Directing from the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television. Her last film, Man of Two Havanas, opened at Tribeca Film Festival, was met with critical acclaim, and has gone on to win the most prestigious awards throughout the world.
She has appeared on numerous television and radio news programs throughout the country and abroad, including WNBC, WCBS, Democracy Now, Telemundo, Univision, and MegaTV, to name a few. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post.Her films have opened at the Tribeca Film Festival and been the recipients of Grand Prix Documentary at the Festival Internacional du Cinema Latin de Paris, the IFP Fledgling Fund Award for Best WIP, IFP Best Emerging Latino Filmmaker, Audience Award at The Vancouver International Latino Film Festival, First Coral Award at the Festival de Nuevo Cine Latino Americano (Havana International Film Festival), the Grand Prix Signis at the Festival Internacional du Cinema Latin de Paris, Golden Eagle, UCLA Spot Light Award, as well as the Social Justice Award Finalist at The Santa Barbara International Film Festival.