Júlia de Paz Solvas


Júlia de Paz Solvas

Terrassa, 1995

Júlia de Paz Solvas began her film studies at the age of 18 at the prestigious ESCAC University (Barcelona). She specialized in film directing, where she found her main motivation, directing actresses and actors. Starting from a latent concern for the place that women occupy in contemporary society, her objective is to work and create stories where there is a space open to debate and social criticism. After a long prior research process, she opted to draw a look and voice into the issues focused on the inequality that still persists due to being a woman. Through the cinematographic narrative, aiming to find a coexistence between the elements of the documentary format and the fiction.

As final work in the University, Júlia made a short film entitled AMA. With this short film, she traveled to festivals such as New Films New Directors (Portugal), Directed by women (Spain), VisuElles Film Festival (Canada), Bendita tú Female Short Film (Argentina), FESCIGU (Spain), and the “Premios Pávez” festival (Spain); receiving awards such as the Videolab Award for Best Spanish Short Film at the MECAL Festival, the Award for Best Actress at the Ávila Film Festival and at the Cortogenia Festival in Madrid. In the last edition of the Ibicine Festival, (Ibiza Film Festival), La Dalia Films awarded the short film Ama (2018), the La Dalia Films Special Prize, which consisted of the adaptation and production of a short film into a feature film.

At the age of 24, she makes her first feature film AMA, which is distributed by FILMAX, premiered in July 2021 and previously screened at the Malaga Festival, where she was awarded the Silver Biznaga for Best Leading Actress (Tamara Casellas) and the Feroz Puerta Oscura Award for Best Film. She was also nominated for a Goya for Best Adapted Screenplay with her co-writer Núria Dunjó.

In 2021, Variety names Júlia de Paz as one of the 10 Spanish talents to look out for. Júlia de Paz is currently co-writing her next feature film with Núria Dunjó and starting the distribution of her latest short film HARTA, produced by Mayo Films.