Carla Simón


  • Alcarràs (2022)
  • Carta a mi madre para mi hijo (2022)
  • Correspondencia (2020)
  • Después también (2019)
  • Estiu 1993 (2017)
  • Llacunes (2016)
  • Las pequeñas cosas (2015)
  • Lipstick (2013)
  • Born Postive (2012)

Carla Simón

Barcelona, 1986

Carla Simón is a film writer and director raised in a small Catalan village. She studied Audio-visual Communication in Barcelona and in California. In 2011, she was awarded a scholarship by La Caixa for a Master’s program at the London Film School, where she directed the short films BORN POSITIVE, LIPSTICK, LAS PEQUEÑAS COSAS, and LLACUNES.

SUMMER 1993 (2017), her second feature film, won the Best First Feature Award and the Generation Kplus Grand Prix at the Berlinale, along with three Goya awards, including Best New Director. The film collected more than 30 prizes all over the world, it was selected to represent Spain at the 2018 Oscar Academy Awards and it got the Discovery nomination at the European Film Awards. In 2018, during the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival, Carla received the Kering|Women In Motion Young Talent Award.

Her short films IF THEN ELSE and CORRESPONDENCE, an epistolary conversation with Chilean filmmaker Dominga Sotomayor, were shown in Visions du Réel, New York Film Festival, or San Sebastián, among others.

ALCARRÀS, her second feature, won the Golden Bear at Berlinale in 2022. It has been selected in more than 60 international film festivals and has been sold to more than 35 territories. ALCARRÀS was Spain’s candidate to represent the country for the 2023 Oscars – Academy Awards.

In September 2022, Carla Simón released her last short film at Giornate Degli Autori at Venice Film Festival. The short film is called CARTA A MI MADRE PARA MI HIJO and it is part of the MIU MIU Women’s Tales.