Carla Simón is the writer-director of Summer 1993, a film based on her own childhood experiences, which is currently in theaters through Oscilloscope Films. Her feature film debut, it won multiple prizes at the Berlin Film Festival and the Gaudis, Spain’s equivalent of the Oscars, where Simon was recognized with the Best Director and Best Screenplay awards. Simón is a graduate of the London Film School, where she wrote and directed the documentary Born Positive and the fiction Lipstick, both short films selected in numerous international film festivals. In 2013 Carla created Young For Film!, an association which taught cinema to children and teenagers. Since moving back to Barcelona, she has been collaborating with Cinema en Curs, a program which helps children in primary and secondary schools learn filmmaking.