Carla Simón has been selected by the TorinoFilmLab for their 2018 ScriptLab. The programme was founded in 2008 and since its inception TorionoFilmLab has supported over fifty projects. In 2016, seven TorinoFilmLab supported films were selected by Cannes Film Festival. Five of which went onto to win major prizes.
Simón, an MA Filmmaking alumna, was awarded the prestigious Obra Social “la Caixa” scholarship in 2011 and moved to the UK to study at London Film School. Here, she directed her short films 'Born Positive', 'Lipstick' and 'Las Pequeñas Cosas', all selected to several international film festivals. 'Estiu 1993', her debut film premiered at the Berlinale 2017 where it won the GWFF Best First Feature Award and the Generation Kplus Grand Prix Jury Award.
Previously, LFS alumni Marcello Martinessi and Babak Jalali attended the TorinoFilmLab. Both filmmakers attended Berlinale 2018 with feature films this month.
Congratulations and best of luck to Carla!