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Rafal Sokolowski




Rafal Sokolowski

Assistant Professor of Film

Rafal Sokolowski is an award-winning film and theatre director, a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada (Acting), and an apprentice of the National Theatre Academy of Krakow (Directing). His films have screened at many festivals around the world including Los Angeles, Barcelona, Warsaw, Reel World and CFC Worldwide in Toronto, Krakow, Ourense, Bolzano, San Juan, Vilnius, Sedicicorto, and Nouveau Cinema in Montreal. Rafal’s latest film Seventh Day won the Best Short Film Award at Toronto’s EKRAN in 2012.

Rafal is the Artistic Director of Blind Dog Films, a company specializing in developing and producing neo-realist narrative fiction working with prominent screen talent such as Brent Carver (Emmy, Gemini), Kristin Booth (Genie, Gemini), and Camilla Scott (Dora). His films are supported by the National Film Board of Canada, the Canada and Ontario Arts Councils, and the Bravo!FACT. He is also the founder of WeAreCollective, a network of directors and creative producers based in Toronto.

In the past, Rafal taught film production, screenwriting, and directing at York University, and acting at the University of Ryerson Theatre School. He has taught as a guest artist at the National Theatre School of Canada, Warsaw College of Communication and Media, Soulpepper Theatre Company, and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto.

Courses Taught at Ohio University Film Division:

  • Second Year MFA Film Production
  • Practices of Film Criticism

Educational Background:

National Theatre School of Canada National Theatre Academy of Krakow