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Sam Lara Industry Panel Guest
Director | ‘Director’s Spotlight’ panel host
Sam Lara has been directing short films, music videos and factual content for the past 10 years. Her directing work has been nominated at Sydney Film Festival, St Kilda Film Festival, Flickerfest International Film Festival, Cambridge Film Festival, Byron Bay Film Festival and Melbourne International Film Festival, where she was selected to participate in MIFF’s 2019 Accelerator Lab. She holds a Bachelor of Film and Television from Bond University and works in the West Australian film industry as an Assistant Director on long form productions. She is one of the founders of Gamechangers Collective and is the WA chapter head of the Australian Director’s Guild. Sam is currently in post-production on a feature documentary.