Laura Carreira is a Portuguese filmmaker based in Scotland.
Her films call for a renewed interest in bringing marginalised characters to the screen, with a special focus on exploring the representation of work in cinema.
She completed an Audiovisual Communication Degree at the António Arroio School of Arts in Lisbon and graduated with a BA (Hons) in Film Directing at the Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh.
Red Hill was nominated for the 2019 BAFTA Scotland Awards as 'Best Short Film' and long listed for the 2019 BIFA Awards.
In 2019, Laura won the New Visions Award at the 73rd Edinburgh International Film Festival with Red Hill, was nominated for Best Director at the Underwire Film Festival and for the New Talent Awards - Writing Category at the BFI Future Film Festival.
Laura was selected for the 2019 BellRock Writing Residency to develop her first feature length original screenplay and took part on the 2019 BellRock Director's Workshop run by Gyula Gazdag.
The Shift, commissioned by SFTN New Shorts 2019/2020, premiered at the 77th Venice International Film Festival where it won the Venice Nomination for the European Film Awards 2020. The film was also nominated for the London Critics' Circle Awards 2020. In 2021 it won the New Talent Award at IndieLisboa.
Laura has recently been selected as one of the Rising Stars Scotland by Screen International.
> Spotlight on Laura Carreira - Short Circuit Interview
> Sight & Sound - Clermont-Ferrand 2019: seven of the best short films
"This is a slow and richly rewarding work thanks to the confident direction of Carreira, who combines documentary style realism with a lyrical beauty, alongside a breathtaking performance from Billy Mack in the lead role."
> Director Laura Carreira Focuses On Society’s Marginalised Figures - Close-Up Cinema
> Interview with Laura Carreira - Take One Cinema
>Breakfast with 'Red Hill' - La Brasserie du Court