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Elinor Svoboda

Elinor Svoboda is a Toronto based filmmaker. Her work spans the genres of short fiction, documentary and experimental. Her 2017 film, A Drop Across, a short experimental fiction was shortlisted for the Berlin Film Festival and premiered at the Maya Deren Theatre in New York, NY. Her 2013 short science fiction film, Merus Breach, premiered at Fantasia Film festival in Montreal and in 2012 she was Juno and Grammy nominated for her short music documentary Tegan and Sara: INDIA.

 

With a strong visual and sonic sensibility, her films create a poetic and immersive experience. Themes of consciousness are prevalent in her work and often see the bridging two broken worlds together.

 

Alongside her directorial work, Elinor has years of industry experience as a sound designer, which has given her films a unique audio-based approach. Elinor has a BFA from Concordia University in Montreal, QC and an MFA from York University in Toronto, ON. She currently teaches filmmaking in the Bachelor of Film and Television Program at Sheridan College.

Years

40

In The Making

Every story has a soul. Through the right combination of sight, sound and collaboration, we can make it sing.
Elinor Svoboda

An artist with a message

Works

A DROP ACROSS [2017 SHORT]

In three parallel worlds, two lovers meet, lust, disappoint and drink coffee and it’s time for the cycle to change. Currently in festival distribution. Distributed by Winnipeg Film Group

MERUS BREACH [2013 SHORT]

In a dystopic future, sound technology is used to clean the air and water at the cost of the world’s most gifted artists.  Premiered at Fantasia Film Festival 2014.

TEGAN AND SARA GET ALONG: INDIA [2011 MUSIC DOCUMENTARY]

Documentary following Canadian band Tegan and Sara on their first tour in India. Available via iTunes, Netflix USA.

AWARD NOMINATED
2013 Grammy Award Best Long Form Music Video
2012 Juno Award Music DVD of the Year
IT REMAINS UNSAID [2011 SHORT]

A hesitant 20-something, Grace’s sexy dreams about her best friend Sage are forcing her to get off the fence. Distributed by Big Star Media.

OCTAVES APART [2006 DOCUMENTARY]

A poetic exploration of the measure of human perception and our next evolutionary step. Featuring founder of Training in Power Academy Faye Fitzgerald and teacher/author Shaughna Born.

What we can create together

Services

Feature + Documentary Director
Short and long form narratives that push paradigms and immerse audiences. Achieved through technical excellence, progressive storytelling and devoted partnerships.
Music Video Director
Performance based, high concept, experimental and brand-aware, creating videos that bring new dimension to both song and artist.
Sound Designer
15 years of industry audio experience, both as a production mixer and sound designer in television, film and podcasts.
Teaching + Leadership College + industry conferences
Currently teaches filmmaking in the Bachelor of Film and Television Program at Sheridan College. Faculty member of the Training in Power Academy.

Shining a Light through

Creating

15
Years creating
2
Award nominations
7
Films
5
Years Teaching

Let's create something together

Contact

Based in Toronto
available for work worldwide