Silvia Lara is a lifelong storyteller born in Mexico and raised back and forth in both Chihuahua, Mexico and Los Angeles. Silvia fortunately discovered that her passion for story and photography exist harmoniously within the field of cinematography. Silvia holds an A.A. in English/Literature & a B.A. in Film, Theater and Digital Media from UCLA and was a Cinematography Fellow at the American Film Institute. In 2019 Silvia founded the Latinx Film Collective to help create a space for Latinx-identifying filmmakers and their allies. In 2020, Silvia’s work as a Director/Cinematographer awarded her the Grand Prize at the world renowned Frieze Art Fair at Paramount Pictures while her work as a cinematographer showcased in the PBS Film Festival, Outfest, and the Official Latino Film Festival. It is her greatest ambition to use her skillset to tell stories from the underrepresented communities from which she hails.