Laura Kraning’s experimental documentaries are portraits of secret worlds hidden beneath the surface of the everyday that traverse the border between the objective and the subjective, the real and the imaginary. Her early work as an abstract painter infused her filmmaking process in which she makes visible the textural and symbolic layers inherent in landscapes filmed over time. Her work has screened at international festivals and venues including the New York Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Rencontres Internationales, National Gallery of Art, Image Forum Festival, and Los Angeles Filmforum. Laura received the City is Cinema Jury Award at the 2010 Ann Arbor Film Festival and the 2010 Princess Grace Foundation John H. Johnson Film Award. Her latest film DEVIL’S GATE premiered at the 2011 Ann Arbor Film Festival and Visions du Réel in Switzerland and was nominated for a Golden Gate Award at the 2012 San Francisco International Film Festival.