Luz Marina Zamora


Luz Marina Zamora is a Venezuelan documentary filmmaker based in New York. Luz's short De Colores premiered at Doc NYC'17, and it was around the country in several film festivals. Now, Luz is working in a sequel called The Return/El Retorno. sequel called The Return/El Retorno.

Full Bio
Luz Zamora received a BA in Mass Communication with a specialization in audiovisual in her home country, Venezuela. She moved to Los Angeles to collaborate in documentary features, and subsequently to New York after being awarded a merit-based scholarship and admitted to The New School where she completed a Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies and an MS in Digital Communications Media/Multimedia.

Luz was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Caracas Filminuto Film Festival in Venezuela with her short Caracas Fenced, and her next short De Colores premiered at DOC NYC in New York City, and it was part of the official selection of several film festivals in Los Angeles, Colorado and New Orleans. As a filmmaker, Luz has collaborated for prestigious organizations like The New School, Columbia University, New York Foundation for the Arts, Global Fund for Women, Women Peace and Security, and The United Nations.

Luz is actually working in her first feature documentary film, EL RETORNO/THE RETURN.

Professional Credits
Industry Awards
Fellowship in the Women's International Leadership Program International House, New York, USA 2016.

Short Documentary Caracas Enrejada (Caracas Fenced) (Caracas, 2010)

Winner: Honorable Mention

Caracas Filminuto Film Festival.

Short Documentary, De Colores (NY, 2017) Winner Audience Award Fine Cuts '18, Official Selection DOC NYC 2017, Panamanian International Film Festival Los Angeles 2017, BAM Cinematek Through Her Eyes 2018, Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival 2018, Vail Film Festival 2018, New Orleans Film Festival 2018.