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Cinema Village

SUMMER 1993 Director Carla Simón

Director's Profile


Carla Simón (1983) studied at the University of California and the Audiovisual Communication Department of Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona. After that,she directed TV series and programs for TV Catalan. After being awarded the prestigious scholarship of Obra Social “la Caixa,”Simónmoved to the UK to study at the London Film School, where she wrote and directed the documentary BORN POSITIVE and the fictionalLIPSTICK, both short films programmedin numerous international film festivals. SUMMER 1993,her feature film debut produced by Inicia Films and co-produced by Avalon, was developed at Berlinale Script Station, Ekran program in Poland, and Sources 2 in Barcelona,and won the SGAE screenwriting fund. It was also presented at the Low Budget Film Forumin Les Arcs, Premiers Plans Atelier, and Berlinale Co-Production Market,and won First Prize in Holland Film Meetings in 2015. The film also receivedsupport fromthe MEDIA Development funding andthe ICAA fund for production. In 2013,Simóncreated Young For Film!, an association which taught cinema to children and teenagers. Since moving back to Barcelona, she has been collaborating with “Cinema en Curs.”