Sofia Brockenshire (b. Canada, 1988) studied Cinema in Argentina (Universidad del Cine), and received her MFA in Film and Video at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. USA.
Her film work aims to reflect upon issues of displacement, memory, and the flow of transient lives. Her work explores the role of the searcher who aims to uncover questions of rootlessness and journeys of expatriation through the act of seeing and hearing. With an emphasis on spatial and temporal juxtapositions, personal experiences and broader sociopolitical contexts are intertwined and support narratives that are digressive, non-chronological, and multilingual.
She was selected at the Berlinale Talent Campus (2013) and participated in the Documentary Project of the University of Tella (2014). Her work has been selected and awarded at various international film festivals and cultural institutions around the world, including the Venice Film Festival, Instituto Itaú Cultural (Brazil) and MALBA (Argentina). She was selected jury member for the national screenplay competition by the National Arts Fund of Argentina in 2019. She was a frequent collaborator with Nabis Filmgroup, an award-winning production company focusing on the creation of art house films in Latin America. She currently resides in Chicago, USA.