"I want to write about love, about being a human being, about loneliness, about being a woman"
Tamara Segura 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 to best short film of the year. In 2010, Tamara won a fellowship at Concordia University to conduct a research about motherhood as social construction.
Based in Newfoundland, since 2012, Tamara has been awarded with the 2013 RBC Michelle Jackson Award to Best Emerging Female Filmmaker for her film Before the War. Her second Canadian short film, Song for Cuba was produced by the National Film Board of Canada and open 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.
Recently, Tamara has co directed Becoming Labrador, a feature length documentary produced by the National Film Board of Canada that screened at the Closing Night of the Reelworld Festival 2019. Her short film C Sharp and D Suspended premiered at the East Coast Reel Gala of the FIN Festival 2018 and is currently available in CBC Gem.