Sophy Romvari


Sophy Romvari is a Canadian filmmaker based in Toronto. Her critically-acclaimed short films have travelled the international festival circuit and have earned her a reputation as a leading young talent.

In 2017, her short Pumpkin Movie premiered at True/False, later playing Hot Docs and Sheffield. It has been praised by critics as "a lovely, subtle work of feminist protest." In 2018 her short Norman Norman premiered at TIFF and went on to serve as the centerpiece of a retrospective of Sophy’s work at the MoMI in NYC in 2019. She has also directed films for CBC Short Docs (In Dog Years, 2019) and Kino Lorber (Remembrance of József Romvári, 2020).

In 2020, Sophy completed her Master’s at York University. Her thesis film Still Processing premiered at TIFF in September 2020 before touring festivals across the world and winning multiple awards. Still Processing premiered online through MUBI and was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award. A collection of 8 of her short films are available on the Criterion Channel as of March 2022.

She is currently in development for her first feature film.
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It's what Each Person Needs - Sophy Romvari

It's what Each Person Needs

2022 / 11 min / Canada / English

A portrait of a young woman providing companionship for juxtaposing demographics.

  • Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2022 - World Premiere
  • Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada, 2022
  • Festival du nouveau cinéma, Montreal, Canada, 2022
  • Halifax Independent Film Festival, Halifax, Canada, 2023
  • Museum of Moving Image, First Look Film Festival, New York City, USA, 2023 - International Premiere
  • Now available to stream on The New Yorker
Still Processing - Sophy Romvari

Still Processing

2020 / 17 min / Canada / English

A box of stunning family photos unseen for decades awakens lost memories as they are viewed for the first time on camera

  • Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2020 - World Premiere
  • Indie Memphis Film Festival, Tennessee, USA, 2020
  • MoMa, Museum of Modern Art, The Future of Film is Female - NY, USA, 2021
  • Oxford Film Festival, MS, USA, 2021
  • Salem Documentary Film Festival, MA, USA, 2021
  • IFFO, International Film Festival of Ottawa, Canada, 2021
  • Prismatic Ground Experimental Documentary Festival, NY, USA, 2021
  • DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Vancouver, Canda, 2021

Awards: Audience Choice, Best Documentary Short, Indie Memphis

Remembrance of József Romvári - Sophy Romvari

Remembrance of József Romvári

2020 / 8 min / Canada / English

Produced by Kino Lorber

  • Hot Docs International Documentary Festival, Toronto, Canada - World Premiere, 2021
In Dog Years - Sophy Romvari

In Dog Years

2019 / 10 min / Canada / English

Old dogs are celebrated in 10 short stories about love, loss and letting go. Produced by CBC Short Docs.

  • Milwaukee Film Festival, Milwaukee, USA, 2019
  • Indie Memphis, Tennessee, USA, 2019
  • Doc NYC, New York, USA, 2019
  • Cucalorus Film Festival, North Carolina, USA, 2019
  • Glasgow Short Film Festival, Scotland, UK, 2021
Norman Norman - Sophy Romvari

Norman Norman

2018 / 7 min / Canada / English

A young woman grapples with the declining health of her beloved dog in this film about mortality, cloning, and Barbra Streisand.

Pumpkin Movie - Sophy Romvari

Pumpkin Movie

2018 / 10 min / Canada / English

Two women trade stories of misogyny while carving pumpkins over Skype as part of a Halloween tradition.

It's Him - Sophy Romvari

It's Him

2017 / 13 min / Canada / English

An unexpected encounter during an afternoon at the cinema catapults a young woman into a confrontation with her own grief.

Let Your Heart Be Light - Sophy Romvari

Let Your Heart Be Light

2017 / 13 min / Canada / English
Directed by Deragh Campbell + Sophy Romvari

A young woman spending christmas alone after a breakup is visited by her friend.

Nine Behind - Sophy Romvari

Nine Behind

2016 / 10 min / Canada / English

Calling her grandfather in Budapest to learn about the Hungarian film industry, a woman instead finds the conversation shifting to her family’s history.

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Previously screened festival Highlights

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Canadian Screen Awards (Nominee) - Still Processing
Audience Choice, Best Documentary Short, Indie Memphis - Still Processing
Innovative Voice Award, Diversions Film Festival, Croatia - Still Processing