Karla Castañeda has created stories of deep mexican roots, but remains universal at the same time. She made an act of memory about her own family, carrying stories and then turning them into fantastic universes, full of melancholy, visual metaphors and surrealism.
She has been awarded twice with the Ariel Prize (2009 and 2013) with her short films “Jacinta” and “La Noria” (The Waterwheel), respectively. These short films also have won multiple awards at international festivals, such as International Festival of Middle East (The Black Pearl, MEIFF), International Critics Week in Cannes, FICG, Jury Prize at Latin American Film Festival of Biarritz, France; “Best direction” Festival La Tribu, Argentina; and “Most Promising Director” at 1st Latina Short Festival in California.
She has collaborated in several short films and music videos such as Felix The Collector of Fears, Troker In Flames and Korn music videos.
She currently is directing her third personal short film entitled, Jack y la Muerte (Jack and The Death); is the production designer of Inzomnia, the first Mexican stop motion animation film (in production) and writes her first feature film in Guadalajara, México.