Carlos Marques-Marcet (Barcelona, 1983) is a director, screenwriter, and editor established between Barcelona and Los Angeles, winner of the Goya Award of the Spanish Film Academy for Best Novel Director for his film 10,000km (2014).
An Audiovisual Communication Graduate from Pompeu Fabra University, he began his career as director in Barcelona, where he directed five short films. One of them, A Munt i A Vall (2006) received the National Prize of the Arts INJUVE. He also wrote and directed the documentary De Pizarros y Atahualpas (2009), which was selected at the Lima International Film Festival (2010) and the Peruvian Independent Documentary Festival (2009).
In 2008 he received a grant from La Caixa Foundation to continue his studies with a Master of Fine Arts in Film Direction at the UCLA School of Film and TV, where he made five more short films. The Yellow Ribbon (2011), premiered at Malaga's Spanish Film Festival and was selected in dozens of international festivals, winning eleven awards including the DGA Student Award (U. S. Directors' Union, 2012) and the John Frankenheimer Award (2011).
10,000km (Long Distance, 2014) was his debut in feature films. The movie won the Special Jury Prize for its performances at South By Southwest Film Festival SXSW (2014) and five Biznagas at Malaga Film Festival in Spain, among which the Golden Biznaga for Best Film and the Silver Biznaga for Best Director. With 10,000km he was awarded the Goya Prize for Best Novel Director (2015), five Gaudí prizes from the Catalan Film Academy, as well as more than fifteen prizes at international festivals. So far, the film has been sold and premiered in more than twenty territories, including the United States, France, Sweden, Belgium, Holland, Greece, China, Korea and Poland.
In 2015 he directed 13 Dies d'Octubre, a very successful TV movie in its broadcast on the Catalan Public TV Network TVC, and winner of the Gaudi Award for Best Film for Television in 2016.