Festival Year: 2023, 2019

Sandra Winther

Roles: Director

Born in Copenhagen and based in New York, Sandra Winther’s style melds documentary and narrative with an emphasis on capturing the stories and pulse of vibrant youth culture and climate focused issues. She splits her time between New York and Puerto Rico where she directed SHADOW OF A HURRICANE (2019) as part of NOWNESS Survival Season.

Her critically acclaimed documentary LOWLAND KIDS (2019) was hailed for its “compassionate and intimate portrayal of climate refugees” and received several awards after its premiere at SXSW in 2019, including the Audience Award for Best Documentary at Palm Springs Shortfest and a Cinema Eye Honors Nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short.

Sandra is currently in production on RISE, a Darren Aronofsky-produced feature documentary about the last teenagers on a sinking South Louisiana island and developing a Puerto Rico-based coming-of-age drama based on real events surrounding Hurricane Maria.

Festival Year: 2023, 2019


Lowland Kids

(US, 2019, 22min)