Lila Avilés (Mexico City, 1982) is a film director, screenwriter and producer who received widespread acclaim for her first feature film, La camarista (The Chambermaid, 2018), the first movie chosen to represent Mexico at the Academy Awards and the Goyas in 2020. The film participated in the New Directors section at San Sebastian Festival, competed at more than eighty festivals around the world and was warmly received by the press. Among other national and international awards, the film received the Ariel Award for Best First Film from the Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences, Jury Prize at the World Cinema Festival in Amsterdam, the Platino Award for Best First Film and the Special Jury Coral at Havana Film Festival. She has been a member of the jury at Morelia International Festival (Mexico, 2019), Nespresso Talents (2019), the FICUNAM (Mexico, 2020), Lima International Festival (Peru, 2020) and the Antofacine Festival (Chile, 2020). She is currently working on the post-production of her second film.