Carla Forte was born in Caracas, Venezuela and lives and works in Miami, Florida. Forte, first trained as a contemporary dancer, received a bachelor degree, earning the highest GPA at the Dance University Institute in Caracas - Venezuela (2000-2004). Forte incorpore on her practice dance, film and performance, focusing on the Latin-American community. Best Film Director by the Miami New Times 2023. She is the co-founder of the Bistoury Physical Theatre and Film. Her films and performances have been screened at prominent festivals and galleries such as: Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Salerno, Italy (2021); The University Galleries of Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton (2021); CICA Museum, South Korea (2021); SANFIC Santiago Festival Internacional de Cine Chile (2021); Rochester International Film Festival (2020); Miami International Film Festival, Florida (2020); Atlanta Film Festival, Georgia (2017); Cube Art Project, Nebraska (2017); Les Instants Video, France (2014), among others. Her works have been acquired by Gravitas Adventures and South Florida PBS. Forte has won commissions, awards and artistic residencies from prestigious dance and film programs such as: National Performance Network Documentation & Storytelling Fund award (2023); PAM CUT’s Sustainability Labs (2022); South Florida Cultural Consortium, Miami - Florida (2021); Artist Access award recipients (Spring 2021); Dance Miami Choreographers (2020); Certificate of Artistic Achievement Luxembourg Art Prize (2020); Knight Arts Challenge Miami- Florida (2019); En Residencia Koubek Center Miami- Florida (2019); FONLAD Residency Program Coimbra- Portugal (2018); Berlinale Talent Berlin-Germany (2017); Cucalorus Dance-makers Retreat Wilmington, North Caroline (2017); Artistic Residence, Dance -Tech AIR @ Lake Studios Berlin, Germany (2014).