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Carla Simón

Director and screenwriter

Graduated in Audiovisual Communication from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, after spending a year at the university of California where, with Marco Businaro, she made the experimental short films Women and Lovers. In 2010, she enrolled in the master’s degree in Television Innovation and Quality organised by Televisió de Catalunya (TV3), and directed the pilot episode La Clínica, which was shown by TV3. She studied Film Footage at the London Film School and, during her stay in London, directed the documentary Born Positive and the fictional film Lipstick. Her final project for her master’s degree, Las pequeñas cosas, has been shown in many festivals. She made her big screen debut with Estiu 1993 (2017), a story based on her childhood. The film has been widely recognised in international circuits, at Berlinale 2017, Golden Biznaga, BAFICI, among other events, and was selected to represent Spain in the 2018 Oscar awards. In 2020 Carla Simón is recognized with the CoNCA National Culture Award. Alcarràs is her second feature film, chosen in development laboratories such as the Torino Film Lab, where she won the CNC award, the Cannes Residence and the Nipkow program. This film won the prestigious Golden bear of the Berlinale 2022 festival. In September 2022, Alcarràs was announced to represent Spain at the 95th Academy Awards as the best international film.

Update: 12 October 2022



Marta Marín-Dòmine and Carla Simón

Has participated in

Inside Cinema

Meritxell Colell, Mikel Gurrea, Celia Rico, Carla Simón and Jonás Trueba

Lucrecia Martel and Carla Simón

Stop to Observe, Love the World

A Vocabulary for the Future

Continuous screening

Primera Persona 2018

Autobiographic live sessions: stand-up comedy, pop music, theatre and narrative