Sandy Cioffi

Film and Video Artist, Educator
Director X Fair for SIFF 2016

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Sandy Cioffi is a Seattle-based film and media artist. She has produced and/or directed several films, including the critically acclaimed Sweet CrudeCrocodile Tears, Terminal 187 and Just Us. She has designed media for installations and live theater/dance performances at the Seattle Repertory Theater, On the Boards, Annex Theater and many more.

Sandy has worked with human rights organizations in global hot zones before, during and after conflict. In 2005-2008, Sandy worked in Nigeria to film Sweet Crude, documenting conditions there and interviewing the region’s key stakeholders, including leadership of the armed resistance movement.  Sandy has worked extensively with young people – as an artist-in-residence at many middle and high schools in Washington State, and through the mentor/apprentice film program at the Langston Hughes Cultural Arts Center. She was a tenured professor in the Film and Video Communications Department at Seattle Central Community College from 2001-2013, an adjunct professor in the Film Studies Program at Seattle University 2012-13 and the Chair of Film+Media at Cornish College of the Arts 2013-15.

Currently, Sandy is directing a non-fiction media project with CREA, a feminist human rights organization. And she is the Creative Director of the new media and virtual reality start-up fearless360º, producers of SIFFX, Twist360º and several upcoming X Fairs internationally. She is a nominee for the Stranger Genius Award 2016 which will be awarded on September 24th.