Sosena Solomon

Sosena Solomon

Sosena Solomon is a rising young documentary Film Maker/ Art Director who originally hails from Ethiopia. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Television Production from Temple University. Her focus has been on ethnographic stories, which explore unfamiliar cultures and heritage, underground subcultures, and various marginalized peoples. During her college years, she flourished as talented set designer, cinematographer and director through her short film projects Elevator rush, Ten Speed, and Sole: a documentary on sneaker culture. She was the recipient of the 2008 Philadelphia Stories grant and Best documentary award from Temple University. In addition, Sosena was heavily involved in the development of the 1st Annual Black Lily Film & Music Festival in 2007, working closely with organizers as part of the Steering Committee. Her other past projects include work for the Philadelphia Independent Film Association, as well as PBS Affiliate WHYY’s Mother Dot Project. Other notable work includes assisting production on shows such as Evening Exchange with Kojo Nnamdi at Howard University’s WHUT, and for other award-winning documentaries.

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Summer Intensive: A Few Places Still Available
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Summer Intensive: A Few Places Still Available

Ross Kauffman (Born Into Brothels), Richard Hankin (The Jinx), Deborah Dickson (Ruthie & Connie), Ann Collins (Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold), Tom Hurwitz, ASC (Queen of Versailles) confirmed faculty; what you will learn, and more!

 
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Alumni Editing Fellowship
March 30, 2018

Alumni Editing Fellowship

Graduates of SVA’s MFA Documentary program (Groups 1 through 7) are invited to apply for the first ever SocDoc Summer Editing Fellowship with their documentary features in post-production.
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Spring Festivals!
March 20, 2018

Spring Festivals!

Spring feels like Festival Season & we are zipping around North America this month with films from our prolific faculty and alumni. SocDocers are attending many festivals – we hope to see you around!
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Summer Residency: The Art of the Documentary Interview
February 14, 2018

Summer Residency: The Art of the Documentary Interview

We are launching our first summer intensive - a two-week ‘Mini-SocDoc’ for emerging filmmakers to polish their skills as directors. Read More