She obtained a Master of Art & Media Practice at the University of Westminster, London, (Chevening Scholarship)and attended the International School of Film and Television in Cuba (Ibermedia Scholarship). Since 1994, she has been field director of five documentary series for Discovery Channel Latin America, People & Arts, Travel Channel and she has directed several award-winning documentaries for Chilean television. Panizza has been working a series of trilogies of creative short documentaries: Visual Letters (Dear Nonna: a Film Letter 2005, Remitente: una carta visual 2008) that mixs cinematography and epistle languaje; La Insidia del Sol, that explores de relation between poetry and images, and currently, Visual Journals (Tierra Sola) that will relate traditional travel literature with visual experiences on far away islands of the world. These work has been selected and awarded at Torino Film Festival, European Media Art Festival, Fidmarseille, Biennale of Video and New Media, among others and recently she obteined the Bellagio Residency Program of the Rockefeller Foundation. She is a professor of documentary film at the Universidad de Chile and the author of the research project and publication “Joris Ivens in Chile: documentary between poetry and social crtitc”.