Sonia Malfa is a New York based filmmaker. After years of working as an outdoor educator leading wilderness adventures, Sonia discovered her passion for directing. Drawing on her extensive experience in nature, Sonia creates her own visually poetic canvas and distinct storytelling style that interweaves culture, fashion, athletics, art and beauty.
She has directed for Vogue Italia, L’Oreal, Carol’s Daughter, Citibank, Malin+Goetz, Dis Arts and Maroon World. Her films have screened internationally at film festivals including the Tribeca Film Festival, LA Shorts Fest, Milan Fashion Film Festival, Way Out West Festival, Los Angeles Latino Film Festival and the One Screen Film Festival.
Sonia has been nominated for the 1.4 Director Awards (2019), featured in SHOOT Magazine’s April 2017 “Up-and-Coming Directors: Assembling the Spring Collection” Story and she was selected for the inaugural Commercial Directors Diversity Program 2017 by the DGA and AICP.
She holds a BA (University of Santa Cruz) and MA (University of Buffalo) in American Studies with a focus on Gender and Race relations and wilderness training with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).