In this hybrid-documentary, two long-time friends call each other over Skype to continue their annual Halloween tradition of carving pumpkins together, they swap stories of negative encounters with men

Sophy Romvari is a filmmaker born in Victoria, B.C., and based in Toronto. Her critically-acclaimed short films have traveled 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.

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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.”

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Last fall, her latest 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 rogerebert.com critic Justine Smith.

Sophy is currently completing her Master’s at York University.

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