Tamara Stepanyan was born on October 19th, 1982 in Yerevan, Armenia. During the breakdown of the Soviet Union in the early 90’s, she moved to Lebanon. After studying and working in Lebanon, she pursued her studies at The National Film School of Denmark. Since 7 years now, she is working and living in France where she has finished already two feature documentary films and is in preparation of next fiction feature. Stepanyan made a number of films that were shown and primed in prestigious festivals like Locarno, Busan IFF, Amiens IFF, Talinn Black Nights Film Festival, La Rochelle, etc... As well, she participated in film workshops worldwide. Her latest film Those from the Shore won the Grand Prix of Amiens IFF (France), the Prize for Best Documentary at Golden Apricot IFF and the Best Directing Award at Global Cinema FF of Boston (USA). Regularly she intervenes as a teacher of “education a l’image” in different schools and high schools.