Carles Velat
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After studying Audiovisual Production at the IDEP Barcelona (Image and Design School), he specialized in film directing at the CECC (Center of Cinematographic Studies of Catalonia). During his last course, he was chosen to make two short films in film format: Tiempo Repetido (16mm), Repeated time, and Un mundo Numerico (35mm), A numerical world. The last one received a grant from ICAA (Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts) and was selected in several national and international festivals: it received the award for best short film in the film festival of Tenerife and the award for the best performance for the actress Silvia Bel in the Utrera Film Festival.

In 2009 he was selected to participate in the "Sixth Latin American Cinematographic Project Development Course" with a grant from Casa de America and getting advice from writers like Martin Salinas or Ines Paris.

In 2010 he received a grant from the CONCA (Catalan National Council for Culture and Arts) for a comparative study between theatre and film staging from Ingmar Bergman's work.

In 2011 he was given a grant from Garfio & Ibermedia Association to participate in the "First Meeting of Latin American Film Writers" in Mexico City. At the same time he started working on film productions as part of the directing team. He has worked in films like "Exodus" by Ridley Scott, "The Gunman" by Pierre Morel, "Ismael" by Marcelo Pineyro, "El Gran Vazquez" by Oscar Aibar, "Sweet Home" by Rafa Martinez, "Orson West" by Fran Ruvira, "Circuit" by Xavier Ribera, "Siete pasos y medio" by Lalo Garcia, "La Ratjada" by Miquel Garcia Borda or "El Perfume" by Tom Tykwer. On TV he has worked in series such as "El Gran Nord" or "Gomorra".

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20min, Spain, Thrille/Drama