Monica Demes is an awarded Brazilian film director and screenwriter. She studied law (PUC-RJ) and film in Rio de Janeiro and lived in Madrid - Spain for eleven years.
In 2002, Demes directed her first short film in 16 mm called “Rose”.
Upon completion of the workshop, Demes returned to Madrid and directed the short film “Ahora Seras Castigada” (Now You Will Be Punished), awarded in FanCineGay film festival in 2005, in Spain.
After working with the Mexican Director Luis Chapital, on a documentary called “LA Furia de un Pasado Prohibido” Demes was hired by mobile phone company Genexies Mobile to direct comic sketches for mobile content producing on location in Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina and Spain.
In Spain, Demes collaborated with artist Carmelo Calvo to direct her first animated and award winning short Halloween, which caught the attention of David Lynch. Lynch personally awarded Demes entry into the coveted David Lynch MFA in Film at the University of MUM, Fairfield, Iowa in 2014.
Lilith’s Awakening (2016) is Monica’s first Feature film and it was awarded by the Iowa Motion Pictures Association for best director, actress and cinematography.
best director for Lilith's Awakening by the Iowa Motion Pictures Association