Sofie Benoot (born in Bruges, 1985) lives and works in Brussels. She studied documentary filmmaking at Sint-Lukas Brussels University College of Art and Design. Her graduation film project Fronterismo (2007) won the VAF Wild Card Award at the Leuven International Film Festival and has been widely exhibited at international film festivals such as Cinéma du réel (Paris, France), Festival International de cine de la frontera (Juarez, Mexico), Alexandria film festival (VA, US),DocsDf (Mexico D.F, Mexico), Leeds international Film Festival (Leeds, United Kingdom), Torino Film Festival (Torino, Italy), International Women's Film Festival (Dortmund / Cologne, Germany) and art institutions such as Argos and Beursschouwbourg in Brussels. Blue Meridian is her first film project after graduating. It was one of the 13 projects selected for the first edition of FIDlab during FID Marseille 2009 where it won the first award.
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