Zara Dwinger is obsessed with film, humans and cats. Her directorial work is praised for its sensitive emotional tone and understanding of human behaviour.

After studying anthropology, Zara combined her interests at De Nederlandse Filmacademie. Her graduation film 'Sirene' was an immediate critical succes, screening at festivals all over the world. Follow-ups 'Liv', 'Yulia & Juliet' and 'A Holiday from Mourning' were also heralded with leading awards (Berlinale, Vimeo Staff Pick, Short of the Week). Zara is currently in pre-production of 'De Walrus', whilst developing her debut feature film 'Je Moeder'.