Laura Kraning

Laura Kraning's experimental documentaries explore secret worlds hidden beneath the surface of the everyday that traverse the border between the objective and the subjective, the real and the imaginary. Navigating landscape as a repository for memory, cultural mythology, and the technological sublime, her work has been described as a form of “esoteric archeology,” delving into an experience of the subconscious of a landscape.

Laura's work has screened widely at international film festivals and venues, such as the New York Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Visions du Réel, Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Rencontres Internationales, Antimatter Media Art, National Gallery of Art, and REDCAT Theater, among others. She is the recipient of the 2010 Princess Grace Foundation John H. Johnson Film Award, Golden Gate Award nomination at the 2012 San Francisco International Film Festival, and Jury Awards at both the 2010 and 2015 Ann Arbor Film Festival. Laura currently resides in Los Angeles, where she teaches in the Program in Film and Video at California Institute of the Arts.

[bio courtesy of the filmmaker] 


Recent Reviews

Port Noir

stunning use of soundscape to enhance this visual poem's sense of nostalgia, past glory and, ultimately, sadness for the passing of time.

Devil's Gate

Too forced.

Port Noir

I can't say much; I dozed off during the film.


Nice soundtrack.

Port Noir

This is a strong work of art exploring the same avant-garde terrain as Baille's CASTRO STREET. I loved the tug between visual music and poetic cinema. The sound was outstanding.