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Samantha Farinella

Lecturer in Communications

Samantha Farinella is a NYC-based filmmaker whose work has aired on PBS, screened in over a hundred film festivals and won twenty-five awards. She also has extensive television and advertising experience.

Samantha Farinella is a New York City-based filmmaker and founder of One Angry Woman Productions. Farinella’s latest feature length project, Hunting in Wartime, premiered nationally on PBS, won five awards including the Big Sky Award at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and has screened in over thirty venues. Her first feature documentary, Left Lane, won eight awards including honors in New Zealand, Paris and New York. It received official selection in over forty film festivals including: San Francisco’s Frameline, Out in Africa, Galway Film Fleadh, and opening night at Boston’s Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Her short films have screened in over 50 festivals and won several awards. She also has extensive television production and advertising experience with media companies including Viacom, The History Channel, Animal Planet, PBS and Hogarth Worldwide. Samantha received her MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College.

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In addition to SUNY Purchase, Samantha is currently adjuncting at City College (CUNY) and Clark University. She previously lectured at Hunter College (CUNY), Rutgers University and New Jersey City University. She teaches a range of media courses including Advanced Documentary Production, Documentary Workshop, Experimental Production: The Essay Film, Introduction to Film Production, Introduction to Media Studies, Independent Projects (graduate level) and Advanced Seminar (graduate level).

Samantha is an avid traveler including extensive travel to forty-eight states and over 25 countries including Costa Rica, Thailand, Sweden, Chile, England, Japan, Spain, Belize, Singapore, Vietnam, New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa, Serbia, Panama, Brazil, Cambodia, Bali, Hong Kong, Australia…