Director BIO: Malu Solís (CARLOTA)

Director, producer, screenwriter, art director. She collaborated in an AFI thesis, “Stray Dogs” by Santiago Limón, in the feature film “The Bad Guys” by Carlos Rincones (AFF); in the reality show “Total Divas” by E!; in commercials in CDMX (International Red Cross, Sony Xperia); as well as in the feature film “El Prófugo” (70th Berlinale). Won IMCINE funding for “PIE” (53rd WorldFest-Houston, 4th CIFF and 33rd Exground Film Fest). Selected by FONCA for her screenplay “María Maculada” for a rewriting workshop by Ulises Pérez Mancilla. Founder of the Film Commission of Quintana Roo A.C., which presented the law initiative that creates the Film Commission of the State of Quintana Roo.

Director Statement

Carlota is an ode to the feeling of freedom that comes with staying home alone.

By femalefilmfestival

The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes. Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival. This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way. When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival. A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.

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