Lara Stolman (Director, Producer) is an award-winning director, producer and writer whose work has appeared on NBC, MSNBC, TLC, AMC, VH1 and The New York Times website. Her film Portraits of Survival, about coming to terms with the tragedy of 9/11 through art, premiered at the Hamptons International Film Festival, aired on MSNBC and was awarded a CINE Golden Eagle.
For Swim Team, her first feature documentary film, she was named an IFP Filmmaker Lab Fellow, was awarded the New York Women in Film and Television Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness grant and was provided with funding from Easterseals, the Aetna Foundation and the Karma Foundation. Swim Team has screened at more than 30 international festivals, has won more than 10 awards and was released theatrically in July 2017.
Stolman has guest lectured on documentary production at New York University, served as a juror for the News and Documentary Emmy Awards and writes for The Huffington Post. She has a B.A. in political science from Columbia College of Columbia University and a J.D. from Yeshiva University's Benjamin Cardozo School of Law.