Sophie Dascal obtained a Bachelor's degree in History and Philosophy of Art in 2013, followed by a Master's degree in History and Aesthetics of Cinema in 2015, both at the University of Lausanne. She established herself as a filmmaker in Geneva in 2018, after studying film at HEAD-Geneva.
During her three years of study, she made several documentary essays and experimented with video installation as part of her one-year exchange at the Kassel Kunsthochschule (D), where she exhibited her installation "Decadence" at documenta14. Her graduation film, "Angor Pectoris" has been circulating in international festivals and premiered at Visions du réel in 2019 where it won the "META cultural Foundation Award". In addition to her personal projects, she works as a cinematographer, notably on Justine Fabre's films "Je suis là, entre le ciel et la terre", "Madeleine après trente", and "Jaizkibel" with Christa Theret, all of which were selected in several international festivals. More recently, she has made the image of the promising films "Askesis" by Luca Giordano, "Ferdinand" by Joséphine Berthou and "Le nouveau banquet" by Lou Cohen.
In the midst of the COVID pandemic, she joined forces with the theatre company Glitzerfabrik on their project, "Matrices", which she transformed with Charlotte Riondel and Clea Eden into the film, "Mamma", now in post-production.
She is currently supported by the OFC for the development of her first feature documentary "Keigei Kakocho" (produced by GoldenEgg), selected for the Prix RTS: Perspectives d'un doc at Visions du Réel in 2020, and Eurodoc20.
She worked for two years as the official video maker at the HEAD-Geneva and is regularly commissioned with the association "Jeunes Sauvages" to produce video projects.
director & cinematographer
2022 _Keigei Kakocho | Doc, 80’ (en développement)
2021 _Mamma | projet de transformation (théâtre), essai documentaire 80’ (en postproduction)
2019 _Angor Pectoris | essai documentaire, 29’, 2019
* META Cultural Foundation Award – Visions du Réel *
Visions du Réel, Astra Film Festival Sibiu, FILMAR en America Latina
2016 _Decadence | essai documentaire 22’ / installation 8’
FICBAQ Barranquilla, Kassel Documenta14
2021 _Le nouveau banquet, Lou Cohen | Fic., 25'
2021 _Ferdinand, Josephine Berthou | Fic., 20’
2021 _Askêsis, Lucas Giordano | Fic., 21’
2020 _Jaizkibel, Justine Fabre | Fic., 24’
2018 _Madeleine après trente, Justine Fabre | Fic. 13’
2016 _Je suis là entre le ciel et la terre, Justine Fabre | Fic. 15’
2021 _Matterhorn, Anne Madeleine Mancosu | Fic., short
2019 _Dans ces rues, Léonard Vuilleumier | Fic., 24’
2020 _Centre d'Art Contemporain Geneva
2020 _Trojans Collective Geneva
2020 _Nous Production Lausanne
2020 _Dance First Think Later Geneva
2020 _HedS Geneva
2020 _Filou Théâtre Geneva
2020 _Rampini Geneva
2020 _Hes-so Geneva
2019 _Fondation Pacte Lausanne
2019 _Compagnie Karim Slama