Still Processing

a film by

Canada | 17' | 09/2020 | documentary

A box of stunning family photos awakens grief and lost memories as they are viewed for the first time on camera. Filmmaker Sophy Romvari documents her first-hand experience as an exploration into cinema as therapy in this nonfiction short.

“Still Processing is … [Romvari’s] most masterful and heart-wrenching work to date; the kind of personal reflection on family and loss some directors and writers can spend their entire lifetimes striving to accomplish.”
Square Eyes - Toronto IFF 2020
“Still Processing is … [Romvari’s] most masterful and heart-wrenching work to date; the kind of personal reflection on family and loss some directors and writers can spend their entire lifetimes striving to accomplish.”
Square Eyes - Toronto IFF 2020

Sophy Romvari

Biography

Sophy Romvari is a filmmaker born in Victoria, B.C. and based in Toronto. Her critically acclaimed short films have travelled the international festival circuit and have earned her a reputation as a leading young talent.
Her 2017 hybrid documentary Pumpkin Movie premiered at True/False to considerable praise, as well as at Hot Docs and Sheffield Doc Fest. It has been praised by critics as “a lovely, subtle work of feminist protest.” In 2018 her short Norman Norman received its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. It was also the centerpiece of “Super Succinct and Radically Direct,” a retrospective of Sophy’s work at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City. She has directed documentary films for such acclaimed outlets such as CBC Short Docs (In Dog Years, 2019) and Kino Lorber (Remembrance of József Romvári, 2020).
Sophy completed her Master of Fine Arts at York University, where she shot her thesis film Still Processing. The film had its World Premiere at TIFF in Sept 2020 where critics called it “her most masterful and heart-wrenching work to date; the kind of personal reflection on family and loss some directors and writers can spend their entire lifetimes striving to accomplish.” (The Gate)
She is currently in development for several short films, as well as her first feature film.

Filmography

  • Pumpkin Movie (2017)
  • Norman Norman (2018)
  • Still Procesing – graduation film (2020)
Square Eyes -

Crew

Director: Sophy Romvari
Screenplay: Sophy Romvari
Producer: Sophy Romvari
Cinematographer: Devan Scott
Sound Design: Will Ross
Editor: Sophy Romvari, Will Ross, Kalil Haddad

Festivals

  • Toronto International Film Festival, Canada (10 – 19 September, 2020)
    Short Cuts
  • Indie Memphis, United States (21 – 26 October, 2020)
    Competition Won: Audience Award
  • International Film Festival Ottawa, Canada (11 – 21 March, 2021)
    Official Selection
  • Salem Film Fest, United States (19 – 28 March, 2021)
    Competition
  • Oxford Film Festival, United States (24 – 28 March, 2021)
    Official Selection
  • Prismatic Ground, United States (8 – 18 April, 2021)
  • Lesley University Independent Film Festival, United States (24 – 26 April, 2021)
    Official Selection Honorable Mention
  • Sarasota Film Festival, United States (30 April – 9 May, 2021)
    Official Selection
  • Static Vision: Dreamscapes, Australia (May & July, 2021)
  • Molodist – Kyiv International Film Festival, Ukraine (29 May – 6 June, 2021)
    International Student Competition
  • The Norwegian Short Film Festival, Norway (9 – 13 June, 2021)
    TIFF Curated program
  • Short Waves Festival, Poland (14 – 20 June, 2021)
    International Competition Won: Audience Award
  • Oak Cliff Film Festival, United States (24 – 27 June. 2021)
    Official Selection Won: Best Documentary
  • Diversions International Short Film Festival, Croatia (5 – 8 July, 2021)
    Official selection
  • Indy Shorts International Film Festival, United States (20 – 25 July, 2021)
    Healing Program

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Press materials

EPK: Click here

Stills, poster & director’s photo: Click here

Dialogue list: Click here

Downloadable trailer: Click here