Tamara Segura


Tamara Segura is a Cuban - Canadian Filmmaker. She graduated with honours in Film Direction from the Cuban Higher Arts Institute. Later she specialized in Screenwriting at the International Film School of San Antonio de los Baños, an acclaimed institution founded by Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez to help diversify the globe’s cinematic landscape. Segura’s films have been awarded film prizes in Spain, Cuba, Canada, and Mexico. Her 2009 short drama Fireflies won the Martin Luther King Award for Best Short Film of the year. Her first feature-length screenplay The Sunflowers, was selected for the prestigious Foundation Carolina Script development program in Spain. In 2010, Tamara won a federal fellowship at Concordia University to conduct research about the representation of motherhood in the Golden Age of Hollywood. In 2012, Tamara was awarded the 2013 RBC Michelle Jackson Award to Best Emerging Female Filmmaker for her film Before the War in St. John's, Newfoundland. Her second Canadian short film, Song for Cuba was produced by the National Film Board of Canada and opened the Busan International Short Film festival in Korea in 2017. Meanwhile, she has also directed the digital content of the TV series Little Dog, produced by CBC. In 2018 Tamara co-directed Becoming Labrador, a feature- length documentary produced by the National Film Board of Canada which screened at the Closing Night of the Reelworld Festival 2019. It alsowon the Jury Special Mention in the Construir Cine Festival in Argentina. Her short film C Sharp and D Suspended, one of the finalists of the CBC Short Film Face Off contest, premiered at the East Coast Reel Gala of the FIN Festival 2018 and is currently available on CBC Gem. Tamara holds an MFA in Film Production from York University.