Elle Sofe Sara, based in Guovdageaidnu, is a choreographer and director who works at the interlaces of filmmaking, dance and theatre. In her works she regularly sheds light on the social, political and cultural peculiarities and challenges of the Sámi People.

Elle Sofe is the festival profile at the Arctic Arts Festival in Harstad in 2020 and 2021. 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 and founder of Dáiddadállu/ Sámi artist collective in Guovdageaidnu.

Projects in development

Dance performance productions
Vástádus eana/ The answer is land

Beatnaga ii galgga gulgii geahččat/ Don´t judge the dog by it´s fur

Shortfilm productions
Giitu giitu/ Thank you Lord
Ribadit/ Pulling in the belt
Sámi Bojá/ Sámi boy
Juoigangiehta/ The yoiking hand
Biegga savkala/ The wind whisphers


Filmmaker talent

Talent Norway and MERFILM
2020- 2023

Up and coming filmmaker

Nordic film lab 2021


Artist profile

Arctic Arts Festival
Festspillene i Nord-Norge
2020- 2021

Moon jury price

For Ribadit shortfilm
Imagine Native film festival

Guest curator

Untaming tradition at
CODA dance festival 2019

Key- note speaker

Future of dance education: possibilities & challanges.
Norwegian university of Science and Technology


Producer Vástádus eana/ The answer is land:
International producer – The answer is land
Technical contact – The answer is land