Carmen Jimenez is an award winning Spanish filmmaker who lives and works between Spain, Mexico and New York. Born in Sevilla, Spain, Carmen started her professional career there producing shorts and developing audiovisual content. She then moved to Madrid to work at the international sales team at Sogecine-Sogepaq. After being awarded a scholarship by laCaixa, Carmen moved to New York in 2008 to pursue an MFA in Directing at Columbia University. She graduated in 2013 with her short film ‘Oasis,’ which has screened in over fifty film festivals around the world and won more than twenty international film festival awards, including the DGA Jury Award for Best Latino Student Film in 2014. Carmen works at the directing team at a Spanish TV show in pre-production and as a professor of Film Directing at the European University in Madrid. Previously, she has taught Screenwriting at Columbia University and at Tecnologico de Monterrey University in Guadalajara, Mexico. Her work has received the support of festivals and institutions around the world such as the Cinefondation at Cannes Film Festival, Berlinale Talent Campus and Cine Qua Non Lab.(photo by Miguel Jimenez).