Carla Simón (b. 1986) was raised in a small Catalan village. In 2011 she was awarded a scholarship to study for an MA at the London Film School, where she directed Born Positive, Lipstick, and Those Little Things, all selected for screening at several international film festivals. Her most personal short film was Llacunes, based on letters from her mother. Summer 1993 is Carla’s autobiographical debut about a 6-year-old girl who has 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 has also been recognized as an emerging talent at Cannes, being given a Women in Motion Award at the festival in 2018. Alcarràs is her second feature in development, which took part in the Torino Film Lab, where it won the CNC award, the Cannes Residency and the Nipkow program.