Laura Kamugisha is a Rwandan-born director and producer based in Montreal. Her films explore notions of cultural identity, memories and intergenerational baggage through visual poetry. She is a graduate of the Melhoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University. Her first short documentary film Trait d’Union (2020) was selected in more than 20 festivals including RIDM and RVQC. His experimental short film Mitochondrial (2019) had its premiere at the FNC. His next short fiction film Les Lavandières will begin its festival run in the summer of 2023.
Supported by the Rogers Fund and the Écran Noirs Office, she is developing a dramatic fiction series entitled La Saison. Supported by the CALQ and the CAC, she begins the production of a short fiction film titled Hamwe.
As a producer, she founded the production company SAGE COMME UN ORAGE. She produced Nid d’Oiseau (2022) directed by Nadia Louis-Desmarchais, which was shown at the FNC, at Regard en 2023 and received a special mention from the Jury at the FIN Atlantic International Film Festival.