About Lara Sanders

Lara Sanders is an award-winning director, producer, and TV personality based in Los Angeles and Germany. She won a lifetime achievement award for her period-spanning feature documentary "Celebration of Flight". A film inspired by her memoir "Up and Away" (aka "Einfach Davon Geflogen"), published by National Geographic/Malik and is currently available on Amazon. Lara was the founder and CEO of Lombardo Films - an international film production and distribution company. The distribution department sold at top international film markets, e.g. Cannes Festival, Berlinale and AFM. As a director and producer, Lara has received numerous awards such as ("Best Foreign Film", Gloria Film Festival, Utah 2007; "Best Feature Documentary", Thin Line Festival, Texas. 2007; "Best Documentary" and "Young Audience Award", Int. Film Festival, Dijon 2007; in San Francisco, "Monaco Charity Festival", 2011) Her films have been broadcast on major European TV Stations, e.g. ZDF/ARTE, RAI,. Since 2012, Lara gained popularity through the prime-time TV Show "Goodbye Deutschland", VOX. She became a celebrity in 2009 through her vibrant life story and successful film, and has appeared on popular daytime TV shows in the US, Germany and Austria. (e.g. "Entertainment Tonight", CBS; "Eyewitness News" ABC7; "Stern TV", RTL; "Punkt 12", RTL; "Das Mittagsmagazin", ZDF; "Hallo Deutschland", ZDF; "Frühstücksfernsehen", SAT 1; "Fröhlich lesen", MDR; "Schöner Leben", Servus TV/Redbull; "Mona Lisa", ZDF and more). Lara is currently casting her movie for the film adaptation of Celebration of Fligh

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