Elida Schogt

Teaching: Creative Clarity


Elida Schogt is a Toronto-based filmmaker and media artist whose work mines personal experience, questions power systems and challenges story-telling conventions. Her experimental documentary practice encompasses film, video, installation and performance-intervention.

She is best known for her innovative visual treatment challenging notions of the collapse of representation in Zyklon Portrait, her internationally-acclaimed short film on Holocaust memory. Her films have screened worldwide garnering awards and special mentions at such festivals as Hot Docs: Canadian International Documentary Festival and the International Documentary Film festival Amsterdam (IDFA).

Elida holds an MA in Media Studies from the New School for Social Research in New York and a practice-based PhD in Visual Art from York University in Toronto. After teaching studio-seminars in OCAD University’s integrated media department and undergrad lectures and graduate seminars in Ryerson University’s Image Arts Centre for 10 years, Elida launched her creative coaching business in the spring of 2018.  elidaschogt.com