B-Media and Communication, ITESM Mexico
Film Studies, University of Essex UK
Documentary Production, EICTV Cuba
Advanced Diploma of Screen, International Film School Sydney
Current Studies: MFA in Film Production and Creative Writing
Supervisor: Sharon McGowan
Samantha’s work explores aging, loneliness and mental distress through the use of magic realism. Her films are built like tales that use fantasy in an attempt to reconcile with reality.
Graduated from a Bachelor in Media and Communication, Samantha studied filmmaking in England, Australia and Cuba. She is part of the Mexican Academy of Film where she’s been nominated twice for her work. She was part of the Berlinale Talents FICG31, the Blood Window TV Pitch, the Young Creators Lab FONCA and the Oaxaca Film Lab where she had the opportunity to work along Oscar-Nominated screenwriters. In 2018, she wins the “Estimulo a Creadores IMCINE” grant to finance the development of her first feature film project, Little Suicide, and the FONCA – CONACYT grant to do her MFA abroad. Her work has been screened in more than 90 film festivals around the world, winning various prizes. In 2017, the Sapporo Short Film Festival and Market in Japan recognized her achievements in filmmaking.