Sophia Kruz is an EMMY® Award winning documentary filmmaker. Her feature-length films have screened at film festivals, museums, libraries, community centers, and health-care facilities across North America, as well as broadcast on PBS.
Kruz is currently a member of the Detroit PBS affiliates's National Documentary Unit, where she is working on films that range in topic from America's energy crisis, to bipolar disorder, to the health of the Great Lakes.
She is also producing an independent documentary on the role of art in creating positive global change for women and girls called CREATING4CHANGE.
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A SPACE FOR MUSIC, A SEAT FOR EVERYONE (2013) is an EMMY® Award-winning public television program produced, directed and co-written by Kruz, explores the 100-year history of the iconic University of Michigan concert hall Hill Auditorium. Its TV broadcast premier was May 2013, presented regionally by PBS affiliate Detroit Public Television (WTVS). The historical documentary has since been broadcast on all Michigan PBS affiliate stations, and screened at film festivals across North America. It also won Best Documentary at the Lake Michigan Film Competition, Best Documentary Feature at the 2013 Made-in-Michigan Film Festival and was nominated for Best Michigan Feature Film at the 2013 Uptown Film Festival.
TIME DANCES ON (2011), directed and edited by Kruz, tells her father’s journey to coming out as a gay man. It won Best Documentary Feature at the Made-in-Michigan Film Festival and Best Editing-Short at the Uptown Film Festival. It was also nominated for Best Gay/Lesbian Film at the Great Lakes International Film Festival, and for Best Director-Short and Best Documentary-Short at the 2012 Michigan Film Awards.