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who is she?

Tara Sheffer is a Southern filmmaker and graduate of Bard College with degrees in both Film & Electronic Arts and Literature. She has worked as an associate producer of development for unscripted television production companies, a researcher on true crime television shows, Scott Rudin’s assistant, and most recently and fondly as the coordinator for the Department of Motion Pictures, formally known as Court13 Pictures.

Tara is now in graduate school to spend time making movies as a directing MFA candidate at New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Kanbar Institue of Film & Television Graduate Film. 

Awards and Nominations

nominated: best director at the Little Rock Film Festival in 2014 for her short 13 Pieces of the Universe in Little Rock, Arkansas.

winner: best short at the Offshoot Film Festival in 2015 for her short 13 Pieces of the Universe in Bentonville, Arkansas.

winner: best film and gold award at the Eureka Springs Film Festival in 2015, for her short 13 Pieces of the Universe in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

accelerated reader award 8 months in a row in 8th grade at Pulaski Heights Middle School in Little Rock, Arkansas.