Cristina Molino is a spanish director and cinematographer.
Born in Madrid (Spain) in 1985, she trained as a photographer at Efti School (Madrid Photography School) while she was studing Audiovisual Communication at Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Later on she finished her studies as Cinematographer at Madrid´s Film School, ECAM (Escuela de Cine y del Audiovisual de la Comunidad de Madrid), where she was awarded with first-class honours and received a prize sponsored by Kodak, Technicolor Spain and Camara Rental.
After working as photographer (stage in which she gets the photography prize Biodiversidad Photography Awards by the government of Spain) and several projects as Cinematographer, she became partner of the production company Think Mol and thus, she initiated herself also as a film director. ¿Te vas? (Are you leaving?), a work that has been awarded in fifthteen film festivals including the International Film Festival of Locarno, was the first short film that she directed. Soon after she directed her second short film: Retorno (Return).
Two of her more recent projects are two short films for the english TV channel Channel 4 in association with Arts Council England and London based dance company Ballet Boyz: Keep Dancing (2013) and Dance with me (2014).
In all these projects she have had also the role of cinematographer and scriptwriter.
In 2013 she wrote and directed the short film Beyond Memories produced by The Weinstein Company and Lexus as part of the project Lexus Short Films (5 short films directed by 5 directors from different continents, being Cristina the filmmaker representing Europe). The first screening took place during the 2013 Oscars week and the world premiere at Cannes Film Festival 2013. More information at http://www.lexus-int.com/lexusshortfilms/beyond-memories/
She has received several awards for her work as director as: Locarno Film Festival, Special Mention of the Youth Jury (Switzerland, 2009); Best Director Award, Cineculpable Film Festival (Spain, 2010); Best Director Award, Cartagena Fim Festival FICC (Spain, 2010); Best Short Film Award “¿Te vas?”, Go Short Film Festival (The Netherlands, 2011); Best Short Film Award “¿Te vas?” Online Competition, Maremetraggio Film Festival (Italy, 2011); Special Mention of the Jury “¿Te vas?”, Mediterranean Short Film Festival of Tangier (Morocco, 2011); Best Director Award, Asti Film Festival (Italy, 2011); Lady Filmmakers Film Festival or Special Mention of the Jury (USA, 2012) among others.
Her work as a cinematographer has also been recognized with several awards: Plus Camerimage Nomination for Best Cinematography Award (Poland, 2009); Best Cinematography Award CrashFest Film Festival (Greece, 2010); Best Cinematography Award KO&DIGITAL Festival de Cine Solidario (Spain, 2011); Best Cinematography Award Shaan-E-Awadh International Film Festival (India, 2012).
Currently Cristina combines the development of her first feature film with her work as commercials director and cinematographer for the spanish advertising production companies BTZ. and Think Mol, and for the american production company Wonderful Content.
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