TorinoFilmLab - Training, development, Funding

Laura Samani

Laura Samani


Scriptwriter, Film Director


ScriptLab - original Participant 2017


Laura Samani was born in Trieste on 9th October 1989. She attended Philosophy and Literature faculty at Università di Pisa. In May 2012 she took a BA degree in Cinema and Communication Studies, graduating with a thesis focused on Twin Peaks. The following summer she decided to switch from studying to actually doing cinema: she shot her first short movie that allowed her to be one of the six students in the Directing class at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia di Roma, 2013-2015 triennium. Since then, she has tried to cope with the disorder of the world. With on and off results. “The Sleeping Saint”, her degree short movie, has been selected for Cinéfondation 2016, Cannes. After that, it has been screened in several international festivals, including Milano Film Festival, ISFVF in Beijing, Maremetraggio, Carthage Film Festival, Tirana Film Festival and Camerimage.