Clara Roquet is a young writer and director from Spain. She is the co-writer of the SXSW and SIFF award-winner indie film 10.000 KM, released in US theaters in 2015, winner of a Goya award and nominated for the European Film Awards, after a successful run at major international festivals.
She just finished her last project as a screenwriter, collaborating with director Jaime Rosales in the writing of “Petra”, currently in post-production. She is now working with Argentinian director Daniel Burman adapting the critically acclaim novel “This Too Shall Pass” by Milena Busquets. “Submarine”, a short she co-wrote with Lebanese director Mounia Akl, premiered in Cinéfondation in the Cannes Film Festival in 2016.
Clara’s first project as a director was the short film El Adiós, winner of the US Student BAFTA and nominated for the 2016 European Film Awards. “El Adiós” premiered in the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, played in festivals such as Telluride and Clermont-Ferrand, won awards from the DGA and the National Board of Review, and was acquired by HBO. Thanks to a Scholarship from La Caixa, Clara graduated with an MFA in Film from Columbia University.