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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7th Annual Thesis Showcase Lineup Announced
August 31, 2017

7th Annual Thesis Showcase Lineup Announced

Join us to celebrate GROUP 7, the class of 2017 with our annual Thesis Showcase.  Here we screen each graduate’s work-in-progress thesis films. They inspire and amaze us. We hope you feel the same!
 
Screenings are Sept. 22-23 at the SVA Theatre, and are free & open to the public. Read More
SocDoc Alum David Osit Earns Three Emmy Noms!
August 08, 2017

SocDoc Alum David Osit Earns Three Emmy Noms!

A big shout-out to our own David Osit (class of 2011) for his News and Documentary Emmy Awards nominations for his film Thank You For Playing: Best Documentary, Outstanding Editing: Documentary, and Outstanding Arts & Culture Documentary. The film is directed and produced by David Osit and Malika Zouhali-Worrall, and David also served as the film's editor, cinematographer, and composer. Read More
Toronto Film Festival, IFP Week & PBS "POV" Include SocDoc Titles
August 02, 2017

Toronto Film Festival, IFP Week & PBS "POV" Include SocDoc Titles

It is just the middle of summer and our steadfast SocDoc alumni and faculty are covering themselves in glory! Like iridescent pearls, they are picking up the light from industry, networks and festivals alike and sending it back out into the world.&nb Read More
Spring Festivals and Awards Roundup
April 13, 2017

Spring Festivals and Awards Roundup

Tis the season to celebrate documentary filmmaking and SocDocers are certainly joining the fun.  From Hot Docs in Canada to Monclair Film Festival in our own backyard and doc labs around the world, we’re thrilled to have such a strong show Read More