Elle Sofe Sara, based in Guovdageaidnu, is a choreographer and director who works at the interlaces of video art, filmmaking, dance and theatre. In her works she regularly sheds light on the social, political and cultural peculiarities and challenges of the Sámi People.
In 2021 Elle Sofe is the festival profile at the Arctic Arts Festival in Harstad, Norway. In 2019, she won the Moon Jury Award for her short film “Ribadit” at Imagine Native Film Festival in Canada. Elle Sofe is also one of four talents in Talent Norway’s filmmakers program.
Elle Sofe is one of the founders of Dáiddadállu/ Sámi artist collective.
Projects in development
vástádus eana/ the answer is land  (2021)
Dance performance productions
Jorggáhallan (2012)
Beatnaga ii galgga gulgii geahččat/ Don´t judge the dog by it´s fur (2011)
Shortfilm productions
Giitu giitu/ Thank you Lord (2019) 

Ribadit/ Pulling in the belt (2019)
Sámi Bojá/ Sámi boy (2015)
Juoigangiehta/ The yoiking hand (2011)
Biegga savkala/ The wind whisphers (2007)


Artist in Residence

Dance arena North, 2019

Keynote speaker

Future(s) of dance education(s): possibilities & challanges, Norwegian university of Science and Technology, 2020

Tromsøpalmen award

Nominated with Giitu Giitu at Tromso international filmfestival 2019


Nominated for directing Sami Boja 2015

State's artistic scholarship

Awarded for young un-established artists 2012-2016

Festival artist

BarentsDans festival 2013

Jury prize Corvos

Awarded for Biegga savkala/The wind whipshers at Sami film fesival 2006

Tromsopalmen award

Nominated with Juoigangiehta / The yoiking hand 2012 at Tromsø International filmfestival 2019

Audience prize

Awarded for Biegga savkala / The wind whipshers at Sami film festival 2006


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  • Performance
  • Short Film
  • Other Work

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Elle Sofe Sara