Carmen Jimenez is a Spanish filmmaker who lives and works between Spain, Mexico, and New York. Born in Sevilla, Spain, Carmen started her professional career producing shorts and developing audiovisual content.
She then spent four years working on the international sales team at Sogecine-Sogepaq. After being awarded a scholarship by laCaixa, Carmen moved to New York in 2008 to pursue an MFA in Directing at Columbia University. Carmen has taught Screenwriting at Columbia University and at Tecnologico de Monterrey University in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Her work has received the recognition of institutions such as the Cinefondation, Berlinale Talent Campus, Cine Qua Non Lab and the Directors Guild of America. ‘Oasis,’ her thesis film at Columbia, was awarded the Jury Honours distinction at the Columbia Film Festival, Best Short Film at the Sevilla European Film Festival and was the recipient of the Jury Award at the DGA Film Student Awards 2014.