Carla Simón was raised in a small town in Catalonia’s Garrotxa region. She graduated in Audiovisual Communication from Barcelona’s Universitat Autònoma. In 2011 she was awarded the prestigious Obra Social La Caixa scholarship and moved to the UK to study the MA Filmmaking at the London Film School, where she directed her first short films, Born Positive (2012) — a documentary about young people born with HIV, Lipstick (2013) — a fiction showing how two children deal with their grandmother’s death, and Las pequeñas cosas (2012) — the story of a relationship between a mother and her daughter born with achondroplasia, all selected for numerous international festivals. Her last short film is Llacunes (2016), an enormously personal project made by the director based on letters from her mother. Estiu 1993 (Summer 1993, 2017), her first film, is produced by Inicia Films and Avalon. It premiered at the Berlinale where it won the Best First Feature Award and the Generation Kplus International Jury Grand Prix, also winning the Golden Biznaga for Best Film at the Malaga Festival, Best Director at the BAFICI, Jury Mention at the Istanbul Festival and Best Film at Odessa, among others. While writing her second feature film, Carla teaches cinema to young people through the Cine en Curso project.