Sandra Kogut

Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Sandra Kogut began her career as an artist working in film and video before turning to documentary and fiction films. Her early work includes the prize-winning 1991 "Parabolic People" (shot in Paris, Moscow, New York, Tokyo, Rio and Dakar) and the award‐winning documentaries UN PASSEPORT HONGROIS (2001/France/Belgium/Hungary/Brazil); PASSAGERS D’ORSAY (France 2003) and ADIU MONDE (France 1997). Kogut's first feature MUTUM (Brazil/France, 2007) premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and went on to numerous festivals including Toronto, Berlin, Rotterdam and others, receiving more than twenty awards worldwide. During a year in Berlin as a guest of the DAAD Künstlerprogramm in 2011 she wrote the script of her feature film "CAMPO GRANDE" (2015) which she has shot in Brazil. CAMPO GRANDE premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and went on to win multiple international awards. Her work has been featured in venues such as the New York Museum of Modern Art, Lincoln Center and Guggenheim Museum, Harvard Film Archive, Forum des Images and many others. Her new feature film, called “TRÊS VERÕES”, also premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, and went on to many international festivals, winning awards (Havana, Antalya, Rio and others) and getting commercially distributed in numerous countries (France, Spain, Turkey and others). For years a professor at the École des Beaux Arts (Strasbourg, France), Kogut has also taught at Princeton University