As a director, Maite Alberdi (Director/Writer) has developed a highly particular style that allows her to craft intimate portrayals of her subjects through everyday stories in small-scale worlds. In 2011, her well-received first feature film, The Lifeguard, premiered at IDFA. Through Micromundo, her production company, she directed the film Tea Time, which has received many major film awards, including the IDFA Alliance of Women Film Journalists' EDA Award for Best Female-Directed Documentary, and was recognized as best documentary at the Miami Film Festival, EBS International Documentary Film Festival, DocsBarcelona and FICG, among others. It was also a nominee for the Goya Award for Best Iberoamerican Film. In 2016, she premiered her short film I Am Not From Here, which is nominated for the European Film Awards.