Carmen Jiménez director and scriptwriter

Carmen Jiménez


After receiving a scholarship from La Caixa, Carmen Jiménez majored in Screenwriting and Film Direction at Columbia University and lived in New York for five years, where she worked as an editor, filmmaker and scriptwriter.

Carmen co-wrote the feature film Adiós, directed by Paco Cabezas (Apaches y La Claqueta, 2019). She has been screenwriter of TV Series La Mesías y La Red Púrpura and collaborates regularly with renowned filmmakers such as Félix Viscarret, Carlos Marques-Marcet or Los Javis.

Recently, she has developed film and television projects for Buendía, Beta Films, Fremantle, Netflix and Movistar +, among others.

Carmen has directed multi-awarded short films such as Oasis and her latest work, Lava, candidate for Goya 2024. Her experience includes participation in prestigious programs such as the Berlinale Script Lab and EAVE, obtaining support from various European and Spanish institutions for her projects. Carmen is currently participating in the Coofilm screenwriting residencies and the CIMA Mentoring program.

“LAVA”. Short Film. Director and screenwriter. 2023.
– Best Director at the Semana del Cine de Medina del Campo. 2023.
– Official Competition at the International Festival of Guadalajara.
– Best Film at the Venus de Badalona en el FILMETS Badalona Film Festival. 2023.
– Best Films Editing at the Festival de Cortos de Talavera de la Reina – Pavez. 2023.
– Official Jury Award at the Certamen de Cortos de Avilés – Avilés Acción. 2023
– Best Director Award at the Concurso K-Lidoscopi. 2023.
– Best Short Films and Best Sound at the Festival de Cine de Madrid FCM-PNR – Cortos. 2023.
– Award to a Director of a European or Francophone Section en Trouville Off-Courts Short Film Festival. 2023.
– Nomination for Best Director at the Premios Fugaz. 2023.

“ADIÓS´. Feature film. Co-writer with José Rodríguez.
– Nomination for Best Script at the ASECAN Awards.

“OASIS”. Cortometraje. Directora y guionista. 2014.
– More than 20 awards, including: U.S. Directors Guild Jury Award (DGA) 2014, Best Short Film European Film Festival Sevilla 2014, Best Short Film ASECAN 2015.