B: 1987 South Central LA   | 📍everywhere.nowhere

Sophia Nahli Allison is an experimental documentary filmmaker. She disrupts conventional documentary methods by reimagining the archives and excavating hidden truths. She conjures ancestral memories to explore the intersection of fiction and non-fiction storytelling.

She is currently completing a new documentary with support from Glassbreaker Films and Sundance Institute’s New Frontier Lab Programs.

M.A. Visual Communication. The University of North Carolina-CH | Roy H. Park Fellow B.A. Photojournalism. Columbia College Chicago

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(Upcoming) 2019 3Arts Residency Fellow at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France.      

2018 Sundance Institute New Frontier Lab Programs Fellow/Grant                                      

2018 Glassbreaker Films Catalyst Grant                                                                                     

2018 Getty Bursary Creative Grant                                                                                          

2018 Artist-in-Residence | The Center for Photography at Woodstock       

2018 Allied Media Conference | Track co-Coordinator, Magic as Resistance                                                

2017 Student Video Photographer of the Year | White House News Photographers Assoc.    

2016 Eddie Adams Workshop                                                                                                  

2015 New York Times Student Journalism Institute                                                                 

2014 2nd Annual New York Times Lens Blog Portfolio Review                                                

2014 Chicago 3Arts Award, $25,000 grant, teaching artist recipient

Internships: The Seattle Times, The Tampa Bay Times, The Chicago Reporter


  sophia.nahli@gmail.com  | IG  @yagurlsophia

sophia.nahli@gmail.com | IG @yagurlsophia