Santiago Mitre was born in Buenos Aires and is a graduate of la Universidad del Cine. In 2002, he directed his first short film and continued making commercials until 2006. Beginning 2008, he became Pablo Trapero's co-writer for Leonera (in the Official Competition - Cannes 2009), Carancho (Un Certain Regard - Cannes 2010) and Elefante Blanco (Un Certain Regard - Cannes 2012). He also wrote for Israel Adrián Caetano and Walter Salles. His directorial feature debut from 2011, El Estudiante, won a great deal of prizes in festivals. His second feature as a writer and director, Paulina, was selected in the competition of the 2015 Semaine de la Critique in Cannes and won The Nespresso Grand Prize, as well as the Fipresci Prize. Santiago Mitre will be a part of the Cinéfondation Workshop in 2016, for the development of his third feature, La Cordillera.