Vila, working and residing in Spain, has been based primarily in television since the turn of the century. He has directed the telemovies Falsa Culpable and El Precio de Una Miss in 2003 and 2004, respectively. In the past two years Vila has directed episodes of the television series M.I.R., the sitcom 7 Días Al Desnudo, and La Masia de 1907, an experiential history show. He is currently developing several projects with Dream Team Concept Productions in Barcelona. Vila completed a Bachelor Degree in Communication Sciences at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in Spain, and also has a Master of Fine Arts at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.
Carlos Vila was awarded a Production grant at AFI in 1997 for Joliana