Born in Madrid (Spain) in 1985, she trained as a photographer at Efti School (Madrid Photography School) while she was studying Audiovisual Communication at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Later on she finished her studies as Cinematographer at Madrid´s Film School, ECAM (Escuela de Cine y del Audiovisual de la Comunidad de Madrid), where she was awarded with first-class honours and received a prize sponsored by Kodak, Technicolor Spain and Camara Rental.
“…exquisite…”, “…enveloping…”,”…driven by emotion…“. These are some of the adjectives used by critics, (including The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Video Ink, and Spain’s ABC, among many other) when describing Cristina’s work.
From her award winning short films, among them “Beyond Memories” for Lexus and The Weinstein Company. “Te Vás” which has won over 15 festival awards, including the prestigious Locarno Film Festival, to her successful Coca Cola, Nokia and Ford
Awards as Director: Locarno Film Festival, Special Mention of the Youth Jury (Switzerland, 2009); Best Director Award, Cineculpable Film Festival (Spain, 2010); Best Director Award, Cartagena Fim Festival FICC (Spain, 2010); Best Short Film Award “¿Te vas?”, Go Short Film Festival (The Netherlands, 2011); Best Short Film Award “¿Te vas?” Online Competition, Maremetraggio Film Festival (Italy, 2011); Special Mention of the Jury “¿Te vas?”, Mediterranean Short Film Festival of Tangier (Morocco, 2011); Best Director Award, Asti Film Festival (Italy, 2011); Lady Filmmakers Film Festival or Special Mention of the Jury (USA, 2012) among others.
Awards as Cinematographer: Plus Camerimage Nomination for Best Cinematography Award (Poland, 2009); Best Cinematography Award CrashFest Film Festival (Greece, 2010); Best Cinematography Award KO&DIGITAL Festival de Cine Solidario (Spain, 2011); Best Cinematography Award Shaan-E-Awadh International Film Festival (India, 2012).