Carmel Winters is a screenwriter, playwright, theatre director and filmmaker. She was born in Cork and studied Drama and English at Trinity College Dublin. Her debut feature film Snap, which she wrote and directed, received its World Premiere at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival in New York and went on to win the prestigious Variety Critics Choice Award at the Karlovy-Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic, and the ‘Best Irish Feature’ and ‘Best Director’ at the Dublin Critics’ Circle Awards. Her drama B for Baby won the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best New Play in 2010, and her subsequent stage piece Salt Mountain was commissioned by the Abbey Theatre and produced at Project Arts Centre in 2015. Carmel has since participated in the Guiding Lights scheme for filmmakers, mentored by John Madden, and premiered four new plays The Remains of Masie Duggan, Best Man, Witness and Salt Mountain. Her second feature film Float Like a Butterfly was released earlier this year.