Roberta Cumbianchera hails all the way from Lanús, in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. She was drawn to performative arts since she was a little kid, and she started by taking theater classes at the local
community center when she was 10. At age 18, after graduating school, she joined a theater troupe and
explored other arts. That’s when she decided to go for a film career. In 2015, she was accepted for the
Avellaneda Film School (IDAC) and she hasn’t stopped making or working in films ever since. In 2018,
following an official selection in an international film festival, she relocated to the U.S.A.
She is very proud of being a Latina filmmaker and is eager to help bring more representative voices of
the vast community of Latin America in the States. Her credits as a Director in the States include ‘Navidad de Reserva’, and most recently, a Victorian era short film, ‘The Unwanted Guest’. She also holds credits as Producer, including ‘Dulces Conquistas’ and ‘Dino Hart’.
Navidad de Reserva is a slice-of-life short film that follows Florencia, a South American immigrant,
during Christmas Eve day as she tries to cope with day-to-day issues and the constant isolation that she
feels… ironically, in the most wonderful time of the year.