About Samantha

Samantha Pyra is a NYC filmmaker currently residing

in Vienna, Austria whose focus is on creatively

showcasing narrative and experimental films & series

She is an accomplished filmmaker whose work has

screened at multiple national festivals including

Tribeca Film Festival for her directorial debut

of "Mysteries in NYC"


Samantha graduated in 2011 with a BFA from the

Rochester Institute of Technology Film & Animation with

concentrations in Cinematography, Directing and


my goal is to create compelling visuals to tell - your story - collaboration is key

2017 Grove Film Festival | Official Selection | "Lou"

2017 Women's Only Entertainment Film Festival | Winner of Best Comedy | "With you for Life"

2016 Tribeca Film Festival, Games & Media Summit |  Winner of Runner up | "Mysteries in NYC" Interactive Film


2015 Brooklyn Web Fest |  Winner of Audience Award & Nomination for Best Actor  |  "Sensitive"

2015 Online Film Festival |  Runner up  |  "59 Days in New York"

2015 Chain Film Festival |  Official Selection  |  "59 Days in New York"

2015 Indie Works |  Official Selection  |  "59 Days in New York"

2015 Katra Film Series |  Official Selection  |  "59 Days in New York"

2014 Brooklyn Girls Film Fest  |  Official Selection  |  "No Method"

2011 RIT Film Selection  |  Honorable Mention  |   "Why Not Drift"

2010 George Eastman's 360|365 Film Festival  |  Official Selection  |  "Untitled: Experimental Short"

Film festivals