Carolina Astudillo


  • Un paseo por New York Harbor (2019)
  • Ainhoa: Yo no soy esa (2018) IMDB
  • El Gran Vuelo (2014) IMDB
  • El deseo de la civilización (2014) IMDB
  • Lo Indecible (2012) IMDB
  • De monstruos y faldas (2008)

Carolina Astudillo

Santiago, 1975

Carolina Astudillo Muñoz (Santiago de Chile) is a documentary filmmaker. Degree in Social Communication from the Universidad de Santiago de Chile. Postgraduate Diploma in Film Studies from the Universidad Católica de Chile and MA in Creative Documentary from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

She has developed and focused her work on historical research, documentary creation and writing, and women and historical memory have been her pivotal theme.

Her documentaries DE MONSTRUOS Y FALDAS (Of Monsters and Skirts – 2008), LO INDECIBLE (The Unspeakable – 2012) and EL DESEO DE LA CIVILIZACIÓN:NOTAS PARA EL GRAN VUELO (The desire of Civilization: Notes for The Great Flight – 2014) have been awarded and exhibited in festivals such as Mar del Plata, Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Festival de Málaga Cine Español, and Biarritz Amérique Latine.

Her first feature film, EL GRAN VUELO (The Great Flight, 2014) has been screened in various festivals, exhibitions, and universities. She was awarded the Biznaga de Plata for Best Documentary at the Festival de Málaga (2015); Feroz Puerta Oscura Award for Best Documentary from the Asociación de Informadores Cinematográficos de España (AICE); award for Best Half-length Documentary in Alcances; Best documentary in Som Cinema. For this work, the director won the Best Filmmaker Award granted by Asociación de Mujeres Cineastas y de Medios (CIMA) and the award to Best Editing in Sole Luna Doc Film Festival.

Her second feature film, Ainhoa, that’s not me (2018), won again, for the second time, the Biznaga de Plata for Best Documentary at the Festival de Málaga (2018); the Film Institute Award for Best Sound and a Special Mention of the Jury in Documenta Madrid (2018).

She has been invited to show her work at Université Paris-Sorbonne, Université de Franche-Comté, Université de Bourgogne, Aix-Marseille Université, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Universidad de Salamanca (CEISAL), Universidad del País Vasco (TyF), and Universidad Diego Portales in Chile.

She has participated in academic activities and has taught courses, master classes and seminars (on Documentary Film Theory and Found Footage) in different universities and Cinema Schools such as the Universidad de Santiago (Chile), Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Colombia), Universidad Chileno-Británica de Cultura (Chile), Schools of Cinema ECIB, La Casa del Cine and LENS (España) among others.

She combines her filmmaking work with the creation of videos for the European Observatory on Memories (EUROM) and for the Associació per la Cultura i la Memòria de Catalunya (ACME).

Since 2016 she has been a member of the Spanish Academy of Arts and Film Sciences (AACCE).