Shortlist Judge

Clara Lehmann

Coat of Arms

Clara Lehmann, Director, Producer, and Writer

Clara co-founded the creative studio, Coat of Arms in 2010 and serves as its director, producer, and writer. Coat of Arms works with Fortune 100 and 500 brands and is a Webby, Emmy, Cannes Lion-awarded studio. She wrote, directed, and produced her first documentary, Born in a Ballroom, in 2019. Her second feature documentary, O Pioneer, received a Cinequest Film Festival Audience Award and is currently in the festival circuit. She wrote and directed the multi-award-winning animated series entitled Lullaby Theories. Her work has played at over 50 film festivals world-wide, including Cannes, Doc Edge, DOC NYC, SXSW, and Tribeca. Clara received the West Virginia Beacon Award in 2020 for her community and filmmaking work. She serves as the chair of the WV Community Development Hub and the president of the Helvetia Restoration and Development Organization.