Gema Juárez Allen has a background in Anthropology (University of Buenos Aires, University of Rio de Janeiro) and cinema (University of Manchester UK). From 2003 to 2008 she was head of production at Habitación 1520 Producciones (Imagen Final, Criada, Los Jóvenes Muertos, Dulce Espera) before creating her own company Gema Films in 2009. 

She was coordinator of DocBuenos Aires until 2003.

Gema was a Sundance Documentary Fund grantee on two films. Her projects have been supported by Visions Sud Est, Tribeca Film Institute, Hubert Bals Fund, IDFA Fund, Cinereach, Fondo Nacional de las Artes, DocStation Berlin, a.o. She received the ARTE/BAL Award in 2008 for upcoming producers at BAFICI.

She coproduces with WG Film (Sweden), Majade FilmProduktion (Germany), Gebrüder Beetz (Germany), Lemming Film (Netherlands) and Producciones Aplaplac (Chile).

She has produced over 20 films, receiving awards at BAFICI, Roma, Guadalajara, Silverdocs, among many others. Gema is part of EURODOC since 2010 and is a member of the Board of ADN, the Argentinean Documentary Filmmakers Network.