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.