Maria Clara Escobar wrote and directed the feature film “Desterro”, her first fiction, selected for the Tiger Awards Competition at the 49th Rotterdam International Film Festival. Before, she directed “The Days with Him”, documentary feature film awarded in festivals like Tiradentes (Brazil), DocLisboa (Portugal), or Cachoeira.Doc (Brazil), and presented in venues like IBAFF - Murcia International Film Festival (Spain), Directors Week (Brazil), or the International Festival of Nuevo Habana Latin American Cine (Cuba). The film was commercially released in 18 cities in Brazil in April 2014 and released on DVD by Instituto Moreira Salles.
Maria Clara also wrote and directed two short films, wrote the screenplay and was the assistant director of Julia Murat’s “Found Memories”. This film had its premiere at the Venice Film Festival and has won over 30 awards, having participated in over 40 festivals.
She recently worked in casting in two Berlinale’17 films: “Joaquim” by Marcelo Gomes (International Competition) and “Pendular” by Julia Murat (Panorama, where it won the Fipresci Award).
In 2019 Maria Clara released her first book of poems “Medo, Medo, Medo”.