Lila Avilés studied Direction and Performing Arts with some of the leading theatrical figures in Mexico such as Martin Acosta, Sandra Felix and Juliana Faesler. She studied screenwriting with Beatriz Novaro and Paula Marcovich. She began acting in theater before moving into directing. Her work as a director includes the plays Microdermoabrasión, Gardenia Club, Antígona; the operas Cossi fan tutte by Mozart, and Alcina by Handel. The play The Chambermaid – would become the inspiration for her first feature film, The Chambermaid (2018).