Zara Dwinger (1990) is a director who loves to make visually playful films; varying from heartwarming stories to more quirky concepts.

After studying Cultural Anthropology and working for online magazine hard//hoofd, Zara Dwinger graduated from the Dutch Filmacademy as a director in 2017. Her critically acclaimed graduation film Sirene, a coming-of-age film about confusion and identity, won several prizes and was selected for festivals among which the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. A commercial about cyberbullying she made as a graduation project got nominated for the Porsche International Student Advertising Film Award. At the moment she is working on a short fiction film which got selected for NTR Kort.

Bringing home some Efteling magic

Going there is amazing. Coming home can be tough. When a family falls back into it’s daily routine after a magical day at the Winter Efteling, a little girl sets out to bring back the feeling they had while visiting the theme park.

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A data-driven birthday present

How a smart little boy surprises his classmates with the power of data. Feelgood with a very personalized touch.



An award winning short film about becoming who you (already) are.


The most powerful weapon

Here’s a riddle: It’s invisible, can do great things but also has the power to destroy people.


Pearls music video

A quirky music video for a feel good song.