Zara Dwinger (March 16th, 1990) was born and raised in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Her great loves are film, photography and cats. From an Anthropology degree, via video editing for online magazine 'Hard//hoofd' and various film internships, she ended up at the Netherlands Film Academy, where she studied Directing Fiction. Here she made films such as her coming-of-age short ≪Liv≫(2016) and her graduation film ≪Sirene≫(2017). The first can be viewed on platforms such as Short of the Week, and the latter was selected for more than 35 festivals and won several awards at home and abroad. Her short film ≪Yulia & Juliet≫(2018), which tells a contemporary love story based on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, premiered at Berlinale Generation 2019. In 2020 her first self-written short ≪A Holiday From Mourning≫(2020) premiered. Currently she is in development of her first featurefilm and is directing a tv-series.
≪Yulia & Juliet≫(2018)
≪A Holiday From Mourning≫(2020)
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