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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DOC NYC Shows 13 SocDoc Films
October 24, 2017

DOC NYC Shows 13 SocDoc Films

Fall is upon us and that means DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary festival, is right around the corner.  SVA SocDoc is thrilled to announce a full lineup of alumni and faculty films and panels. Read More
Info Sessions: Nov. 20 (online) & Dec. 2 (NYC)
October 20, 2017

Info Sessions: Nov. 20 (online) & Dec. 2 (NYC)

Are you interested in combining social activism and creativity? Passionate about storytelling? The Read More
Prospective Students: Attend Fall Process & Style Screenings
September 28, 2017

Prospective Students: Attend Fall Process & Style Screenings

If you're interested in joining SVA's MFA Social Documentary Film program, we encourage you to come by for a tour of the department, and to sit in on our weekly screening series that comprise our Process & Style class on Thursday evenings. Read More
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