Carla Simón

Filmography:

  • Alcarràs (2022)
  • Correspondencia (2020)
  • Después también (2019)
  • Estiu 1993 (2017) IMDB
  • Las pequeñas cosas (2015)
  • Lipstick (2013)
  • Born Postive (2012)

Carla Simón

Barcelona, 1986

Carla Simón (1986) was raised in a small Catalan village. She studied Audio-visual Communication at the University Autonomous of Barcelona and the University of California. In 2011 she was awarded a scholarship to study a MA at the London Film School, where she directed BORN POSITIVE, LIPSTICK, and THOSE LITTLE THINGS, all selected to several international film festivals. Her most personal short film was LLACUNES, made through her mother's letters.

ESTIU 1993 (Summer 1993) is Carla’s autobiographical feature film debut about a 6 years old girl who just lost her mother and has to move to the countryside with her new family. It premiered at the Berlinale 2017 where it won the Best First Film Award and the Generation Kplus Grand Prix Jury Award. The film has collected more than 30 prizes all over the world; it represented Spain for the Oscars, was nominated to the EFA, and won 3 Goyas. Carla was also awarded as the emerging talent of the Women in Motion in Cannes 2018.

In 2020 the documentary, co-directed with Dominga Sotomayor, CORRESPONDENCIA, was premiered at Visions du Réel and participated in festivals such as San Sebastian, New York and Mar del Plata, where it won the award for best Latin American short film.

ALCARRÀS is her second feature film which has just won the Golden Bear for Best Film at the Berlinale 2022.