She directs “LLUVIA EN LOS ZAPATOS” which wins Best Screenplay at the Montreal International Film Festival, the Audience Award at the Sitges and Seattle Festivals and is nominated for Best Director Novel at the Goya.
With “TORTILLA SOUP” shot in LA, she obtained box office success in the USA and 9 nominations for the ALMA Awards. She returns to Spain to direct “UTOPIA” and “TU VIDA EN 65″ based on the play by Albert Espinosa. The film was invited to numerous festivals, including the AFI Film Festival of Los Angeles and the Stockholm International Film Festival.
María also works in advertising and teaches courses in Actor Management at ECAM, ESCAC and at Central de Cine.
For television she produces and directs “CROMOSOMA CINCO” for TVE. In 2014, she directed “RASTROS DE SÁNDALO” between Bombay and Barcelona, which won the Best Film Award at the 2014 Gaudí Awards and the Audience Award in Montreal.
Her next film, the romantic comedy “AHORA O NUNCA”, released in June 2015, was a summer hit and made Maria the most successful director in Spain and also the movie “NO CULPES AL KARMA DE LO QUE TE PASA POR GILIPOLLAS ”, both go to the Miami Film Festival.
In 2019 she premiered her latest film “VIVIR DOS VECES”, awarded at the Valencian Audiovisual Awards.
In March 2019, she published his first book of stories “DOS MUJERES DESNUDAS” and at the end of the year he started filming in Mexico a film for Sony Pictures International, currently in Post Production.
LLUVIA EN LOS ZAPATOS: Doglas Henshall, Lena Headey, Penelope Cruz
· BEST SCRIPT INT FILM FEST MONTREAL
· AUDIENCE AWARD SITGES
· SEATTLE FESTIVALS
· NOMINATED TO NEW DIRECTOR GOYA AWARDS
TORTILLA SOUP: Héctor Elizondo, Elisabeth Peña, Raquel Welsh
· 9 NOMINATIONS ALMA AWARDS
ÚTOPIA: Leonardo Sbaraglia, Najwa Nimri
TU VIDA EN 65”: Javier Pereira, Marc Rodriguez, Oriol Vial, Irene Montala
· AFI FILM FESTIVAL
· STOCKHOLM FILM FESTIVAL
CROMOSOMA CINCO: Lisa Pram, Andrea Pram
· Malaga film festival
· GRANRPRIX BIOFEST, Mar de Plata
RASTROS DE SÁNDALO Nandita Das, Aina Clotet
· AUDIENCE AWARD Festival de Montreal 2014
· AUDIENCE AWARD Festival Cinequest San Jose de California 2015
· AUDIENCE AWARD Festival FIC-CAT 2015
· GAUDI AWARD BEST FILM 2015
AHORA O NUNCA Dani Rovira, Maria Valverde, Jordi Sánchez, Clara Lago, Yolanada Ramos,
· MONTREAL FILM FESTIVAL
· TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL
· MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL
NO CULPES AL KARMA DE LO QUE TE PASA POR GILIPOLLAS Verónica Echegui, Alex García, David Verdaguer, Jordi Sánchez, Elvira Minguez, Cecilia Freire, Alba Glocha, James Williams.
· Miami Film Festival