Hello! I’m Mikaela Guariniello, a young female director. I’m half-Chilean, half-Argentinian, with Italian roots, and I am currently based in Madrid, where I’ve lived since I was 8.
I’ve been working in Advertising since 2015 and have directed both commercials and artistic projects in Mexico, London, Barcelona and Madrid.
My work has a strong sense of poetry. I’m deeply interested in exploring and portraying universal emotions through sensory visual language. I like to find beauty in the small details, as well as exploring their profoundness through the camera. I enjoy exploring narrative in different forms, which is why I not only direct but I also write scripts, poetry and short stories.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
2020 - "Para una imagen rota" Awards & Official selections:
-WINNER - BEST CINEMATOGRAFY - BAIFF (Buenos Aires Fashion Film Festival) 2020
-WINNER - Sarajevo Fashion Film Festival (2020)
-WINNER - Best Dance Film -Beirut Internaitional Women Film Festival 2020
-Berlin Commercial 2020
-Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2020 (York, UK)
-VAEFF 2020 (NYC)
-HONORABLE MENTION - Prague Indie International Film Festival 2020
-Leuven International Short Film Festival 2020 (Belgium)
-New Renaissance Film Festival 2020 (London, UK)
-Fuselage Dance Film Festival 2020 (Seattle)
-Women's International Film Festival 2020 (USA)
--InShadow Festival 2020 (Lisbon)
2017 - “El Viaje” script selected in Jameson Notodofilmfest at “Zona Pitching” Spain.
2016- “La Culpa y otros relatos”, collection of short stories selected by Festival Eñe at “Cuatro editores en busca de un autor”. Spain.
2016 – “Los Desgraciados” script selected in Jameson Notodofilmfest at “Zona Pitching” Spain.
2015 – “A veces viene la tristeza” Vimeo Award at Sundance Channel European Short Contest.
2014 –“Talluco” script selected for the pitching of ENNIC, Encuentro Nacional de la Industria del Cortometraje. España