top of page

About me

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.


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

bottom of page