Carolina Astudillo Muñoz (Santiago de Chile) is a documentary filmmaker, researcher and teacher. Degree in Social Communication from the Universidad de Santiago de Chile. Postgraduate Diploma in Film Studies from the Universidad Católica de Chile and MA in Creative Documentary from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
She has developed and focused her work on historical research, documentary creation and writing, and women and historical memory have been her pivotal theme.
Her documentaries De monstruos y faldas (Of Monsters and Skirts – 2008), Lo indecible (The Unspeakable – 2012), El deseo de la Civilización: Notas para El gran vuelo (The desire of Civilization: Notes for The Great Flight – 2014), Un paseo por New York Harbor (A cruise through New York Harbor – 2019) and Naturaleza muerta (Still Life -2020)have been awarded and exhibited in festivals such as Mar del Plata, Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Festival de Málaga Cine Español and Biarritz Amérique Latine.
Her first feature film The Great Flight (2014) has been screened in various festivals, exhibitions and universities. She was awarded the Biznaga de Plata for Best Documentary at the Festival de Málaga (2015); Feroz Puerta Oscura Award for Best Documentary from the Asociación de Informadores Cinematográficos de España (AICE); award for Best Half-length Documentary in Alcances; Best documentary in Som Cinema. For this work the director won the Best Filmmaker Award granted by Asociación de Mujeres Cineastas y de Medios (CIMA) and the award to Best Editing in Sole Luna Doc Film Festival.
Her second feature film, Ainhoa, that’s not me (2018) won for the second time the Biznaga de Plata for Best Documentary at Festival de Málaga, the Grand Jury Prize at Escales Documentaires (2018); Best Sound Award and Special Jury Award at DocumentaMadrid (2018).
Her third feature film Canción a una dama en la sombra (2022) premiered at the Malaga Festival (2022) and has begun a tour of various festivals.
She has been invited to show her work at Université Paris-Sorbonne, Université de Franche-Comté, Université de Bourgogne, Aix-Marseille Université, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Universidad de Salamanca (CEISAL), Universidad del País Vasco (TyF), and Universidad Diego Portales in Chile.
She has participated in academic activities and has taught courses, master classes and seminars (on Documentary Film Theory and Found Footage) in different universities and Cinema Schools such as the Universidad de Santiago (Chile), Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Colombia), Universidad Chileno-Británica de Cultura (Chile), Schools of Cinema ECIB, La Casa del Cine and LENS (España) among others.
She combines her filmmaking work with the creation of videos for the European Observatory on Memories (EUROM) and for the Associació per la Cultura i la Memòria de Catalunya (ACME).
Since 2016 she has been a member of the Spanish Academy of Arts and Film Sciences (AACCE).
Currently, she has several film projects in development stage: The Memory of Sound, a feature film co-produced with the City of St. Gallen-Switzerland (WIP); No todas las niñas, a feature film co-produced between Chile and Spain (WIP) and Como dos extrañas (In script writing process).