Maite Alberdi, is a chilean director and producer. She studied Film and Aesthetics at Universidad Católica de Chile. As a director she has developed a highly particular style that achieves an intimate portrayal of the characters she works with, through everyday stories in small-scale worlds. In 2011 she premiered at IDFA her first and noted feature film “The Lifeguard”. Trough Micromundo, her production company, she directed her film “Tea Time” (Funded by: ITVS, Berta Fund, Tribeca film Institute, FFA, CORFO) premiered at IDFA 2014, broadcasted during POV season 2015.Alberdi is now closing the post-production of her next feature lenght film, "The grown-ups", about a group of adults with down syndrome who want to be treated as independent, grown-up individuals.