Paloma Aguilera Valdebenito (Amsterdam, 1982) moves to Paris at the age of eighteen to attend the drama school “Acting International” where she graduates as an actress a few years later.
In 2005 she returns to Amsterdam to study at the Netherlands Film Academy. She graduates as a writer/director with the short film Stay, Away (O.T.: Bliff Bij Me, Weg) which receives several awards at international film festivals and gets nominated for Best European Short at the European Film Awards 2010. In 2011 she writes and directs the 50 minutes film Entre Nosotros which wins the Fipa d’Argent at the FIPA international Film Festival in Biarritz and gets nominated for the Best Debut Award at the Netherlands Film Festival. In 2012 she attends the Binger writers lab with her first feature film project OUT OF LOVE. Recently Paloma directed single play Para for Dutch television. Besides writing and directing Paloma is working as an actress. She lives and works in Amsterdam and Paris.