N A T A L I A   M O N T E C I N O S

Director. Producer. 

Natalia is an award-winning director from Chile currently based in LA. With a BA in Advertising and Communication, and a MA in Graphic Design from IED Barcelona, she built a successful career as an art director and consultant for advertising companies such as Ogilvy, Lowe and Publicis Groupe. Natalia worked on commercial productions for clients including Volvo, McDonald’s, Nescafe, Movistar (mobile), Falabella (fashion), and more. In 2016, she decided to transition to filmmaking and moved to LA. Since graduating from UCLA in 2018, Natalia has been building her career as a director creating multiple short films, series, commercials and music videos.


 

Her work has won multiple awards and 25 selections. Her film Voiceless’ awards include Best Drama at the 53rd Annual WorldFest-Houston – Canadian Screen Award Qualifying, and Best US Director award at Venice shorts film festival. Her current comedy series Needs won Best Comedy Series at the Toronto International Women's Film Festival, and her short Ex First-Lady won Best comedy at Toronto Film Magazine. Her recent projects explore Natalia’s perception of life in America from an outsider’s take.  


Affiliated with:

Women in Film(WIF)

Chicana Director's Initiative

National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP)

 

Member of:

Free the Work

Video by Kasia Trojak

Awards

The Houston International Film Festival 

Silver Remi – Drama Short

Venice Short International Film Festival 

Best US Director

Toronto Film Magazine Fest 

Best Comedy

Toronto International Women Film Festival

Best Comedy Series  

Independent Short Awards 

Best Actress

Best Original Score

Indie Short Fest 

Best Short Film

Best Actress

Best Original Score

Calcutta International Film Festiva

Best Short Film

Finalist
Hollywood just 4 short Film

Cinema Fest New York

Cinema Fest Los Angeles

IndieX Film Fest

Oniros Film Awards

Official Selection

Hollywood just 4 short Film

Cinema Fest New York

Cinema Fest Los Angeles

IndieX Film Fest

Oniros Film Awards

Miami Independent Film Festival

Queen Palm International Film Festival

Berlin Flash International Film Festival

Indie Short Film

Independent Short Awards

The London-Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival