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Carlos Morelli

External Lecturer for Dramaturgy and Direction
Phone: +49 30 374 374 0

About me

After studying at the Music High School and the Simón Bolívar Conservatory, Carlos Morelli began his career as first violin in various orchestras. In 1999 he received a degree in film directing from ORT University Uruguay. In 2003, Morelli received a Master's degree in Screenwriting from ESCAC University, Spain. In 2009, he received a scholarship for the Berlin Artist in Residence program DAAD. Carlos Morelli has made ten short films, which have been shown at numerous film festivals (Rotterdam, Tampere, Oberhausen). His film Warisover won the Arte Short Film Award at the Hamburg Film Festival. In 2017, his feature film debut as director/screenwriter, Mi Mundial, premiered in competition at Busan IFF. The film was celebrated and awarded worldwide (Cannes, CineKid, Zlin Film Festival). Upon its theatrical release, Mi Mundial became the biggest national box-office success in Uruguay. HBO bought the film and it was distributed throughout the Americas. His second feature film, Der Geburtstag (ZDF) had its German premiere at the Max Ophüls-Preis Film Festival (2019) and its international premiere in competition at the 22nd Shanghai Int. Film Festival. Der Geburtstag received the 'especially valuable' raiting (FBW). His treatment for a TV series, was supported by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg in 2020.