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Sofia Theodore-Pierce

Assistant Professor



Sofia Theodore-Pierce is a teaching artist and filmmaker. Her nonfiction films balance choreographed engagement with collected ephemera and unrehearsed home movie aesthetics to explore the spaces, bodies and social structures we inhabit.

Her work has been exhibited at festivals and venues such as Irish Film Institute, Alchemy Moving Image Festival, Athens Film & Video Festival, CROSSROADS, Prismatic Ground, 25FPS, Winnipeg Underground Film Festival and FRACTO Berlin.

Selected Filmography:

  • 2023, Exterior Turbulence
  • 2022, Pet World
  • 2021, Other Tidal Effects
  • 2020, Hear Me Sometimes
  • 2019, One Off


  • MFA in Cinematic Arts, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
  • B.A. Film & Electronic Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Research Interests

  • Nonfiction poetics
  • Experimental cinema
  • Collage methodologies
  • Personal cinema
  • Artist film programming

Teaching Interests

  • Nonfiction poetics
  • Personal cinema
  • Experimental narrative


  • 2024 Lighthouse Works Fellowship
  • 2022 Milwaukee Film Brico Forward Fund Grant
  • 2022 Cactus Club International Film Festival Audience Choice Award
  • 2022 Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Export Fund Grant
  • 2022 Honorable Mention, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival
  • 2021 Nō Studios Individual Artist Grant
  • 2021 Puffin Foundation Individual Artist Grant

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