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Director's Bio

Sonya Stefan

Sonya Stefan

Sonya Stefan is a filmmaker who works with 16mm film and lo-fi video  creating documentary shorts and Audiovisual performances. She is co-founder of groop*index, a Montreal-based visual arts collective that explores expanded cinema and as well as co-curator of Ibrida*Pluri, an Eastern Bloc co-production that pairs dance and cinema artists together under the same platform.   She has performed her Audiovisual work s at Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal within the electronic music festival MUTEK (CA) and has screened films at Festival Oodaaq (FR), Bucharest International Dance Film Festival (RO), Musee de beaux-arts de Rennes (FR) and many other festivals across Europe and Canada. For over twenty years, Sonya has also been a professional contemporary dancer working with various artists such as Dana Gingras, Jean-Pierre Perreault, Peter Trosztmer, Montreal Danse and many others, continuing to combine her media works with her dance practice. She is presently in-creation for the National Gallery of Iceland, fusing 16mm film and a pixel-sorting disintegration method with long-time collaborators Guillaume Vallée and Black Givre as well as preparing to perform with film collective filmkoop wien at Schmiede 16 in Vienna Austria.