Roz Sohnen is a Director/Writer/Producer who began her filmmaking career with her award winning short, “Pink” which is in distribution through Phoenix Films.
She has continued to work in both documentary and narrative film.
Some highlights of recent work include:
Documentary Programs about the gentrification of Harlem and the Brooklyn Waterfront, Produced with Sivan Achor for the NY Mortgage Company.
Associate Producer on the PBS Series, “They Came for Good” (The history of the Jews in America)
Producer/Director-National Audubon Society videos for multi media installation and exhibit in the newly renovated boathouse in Prospect Park.
Director of PSA for Women with Aids
Consultant for Princess Marina and Prince Michael of Greece for “The Art Videos”
Producer for Viveca Lindfors staged reading and experimental film “Pattern” based on the poem by Amy Lowell.
Roz holds a BFA from Pratt Institute and an MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. At New York University, she was honored with the Paulette Goddard Scholarship Grant for graduate study and received the Judges Special Merit Award for Directing. She has also been the recipient of a grant from the NY State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts for film study. Since 1991, Roz has been an active member of NY Women in Film and Television, where she currently serves on the Archive Committee.
As a Professor of Digital Filmmaking at the Art Institute of NY, she encourages her students to commit to the important art of storytelling, whether in the Documentary or Narrative form.
Roz has been fundraising to do the necessary post production on her documentary "The Making of An American Quilt". She has received grants for "The Making of An American Quilt" from The Masterwork Music and Art Foundation, The Charlotte Koch Foundation, and The National Quilting Association.
All donations are tax deductible and can be made through her fiscal sponsor, The International Documentary Association. Checks should be made payable to The International Documentary Association, indicating that it is for "The Making of An American Quilt". The IDA is located at 1201 West 5th Street, Suite M320, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA.
New Jersey School for the Arts
Amram Nowak Associates
Full Tilt Productions
Snug Harbor Cultural Center
Phoenix Films, Inc.
The NY Mortgage Company
Princess Marina and Prince Michael of Greece
Audubon New York