Sophy Romvari


Sophy Romvari is a filmmaker born in Victoria, B.C. and 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. Her filmmaking is mostly autoethnographic with a focus on processing trauma, either personally or collectively. She is playful in her approach to documentary as a form, blurring the lines between fiction and reality.

Her hybrid documentary Pumpkin Movie premiered at True/False festival in St. Louis to considerable praise, before bowing at Hot Docs and Sheffield Doc Fest, among many others. It toured cinemas across the United States as part of the Eyeslicer Halloween Special in October 2018. Pumpkin Movie has been praised by critics as "a lovely, subtle work of feminist protest."

In 2018 her short Norman Norman received its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, where critics described it as “a rich, fully developed narrative, bridging the gulf between denial and acceptance in a mere seven minutes.” The film was the centerpiece of “Super Succinct and Radically Direct,” a retrospective of Sophy’s work at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City, and was selected as the best short film of the year by critic Justine Smith.

Sophy recently completed her Masters at York University during which she shot her most recent short film, Still Processing.
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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