Maite Rivera Carbonell

Maite Rivera Carbonell

Director, Sound


Maite Rivera Carbonell is a Spanish director, producer, and screenwriter based in Madrid, Spain. She is best known for her films and television series, which explore themes of family, love, and identity.

Maite was born in Madrid in 1970 and raised in a multicultural family. Her father was a Spanish diplomat and her mother was a professor of history. From an early age, she was exposed to different cultures and languages, which shaped her as an artist.

Maite began her career as a journalist and editor for a local newspaper, but soon realized her true passion was in filmmaking. In 2001, she wrote and directed her first short film, “The World in Your Hands”. The film won several awards at the Madrid Film Festival, launching Maite’s career as a director.

Maite has since gone on to write and direct a number of feature films, television series, and documentaries. Her work often focuses on the lives of women, exploring themes of identity, family, and love. Most notably, her feature film “The Inheritance” won several awards at the Goya Awards in 2011 and was nominated for Best Picture.

In addition to her work as a director, Maite is also an active member of the film industry. She is a founding member of the Madrid Film Commission, which helps promote and support independent filmmakers in the region. She has also served as a jury member at a number of international film festivals, including the International Film Festival of India and the Cairo International Film Festival.

Maite is a passionate advocate for female filmmakers. She is a mentor to many young women in the industry, and regularly speaks at film festivals and conferences around the world.

Maite Rivera Carbonell is an inspiring director, producer, and screenwriter who has dedicated her career to telling stories that explore the complexities of family, love, and identity. Her work has been celebrated around the world, and she continues to be an important voice in the film industry.


July 30, 1976

Place of birth

San Juan, Puerto Rico

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