Paz Encina resides in Paraguay, her country of origin. She is a member of the Academia Paraguaya de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas, Documentalistas del Paraguay, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Her films have developed by looking for new narratives based on the search for her own point of view. She has worked in different languages: video art; video installations; 8 mm, 16 mm, and 35 mm film; and digital formats. Much of her work in short films, feature films, and installations is dedicated to the search for memory.
During her stay at Harvard Radcliffe Institute, Encina will develop an expanded script for her new film project El Único Tiempo, which, in addition to being a film, will also become a video installation and an artist's workbook.
Throughout her career, Encina has received such awards as the Prince Claus Award, the FIPRESCI Prize at the Festival de Cannes, and the Tiger Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. She has also exhibited her work at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, and the Texo Foundation, in Asunción.