Carlos Solano (Madrid, 1988) graduated in Audiovisual Communication from Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid in 2011.
At the same time, he combined these studies with courses in video editing with AVID before taking his Masters in Film Direction at ESCAC. Carlos was selected by ESCAC FILMS amongst the best students of his class and awarded with the production and distribution of Somos Amigos (We Are Friends), a short film that has been selected in over 150 film festivals all over the world, winning more than 25 awards such as Best Short Film, Best Director, Best Actor and different Special Mentions. The short film was longlisted for the 2016 Forqué Awards (Spanish Producers Guild Awards) and 2016 Goya Awards (Spanish Academy Awards).
During 2014 Carlos worked in the developing process of his first feature film, Persistence, with the help of a grant from MEDIA programme. It was one of the 12 projects selected from all over Europe.
In 2015 it is premiere his second short film, titled The 27 Club, which was also selected in a significant number of festivals, winning different awards such as Best Short Film and the Best Actor Award.
Strangers on the Road, Carlos' third short film and the most ambitious and bold out of all of his work, was shot and premiered in 2016.
For the second time, Carlos' work is longlisted for the Forqué Awards, but this time he finally receives a Goya Award nomination, showing that he is a director who stands out from the crowd.