Pia Borg

Pia Borg is a Maltese/Australian filmmaker. Her non-fiction films that chronicle historical events and psychological phenomena have received numerous prizes including the Golden Leopard at Locarno Festival for the documentary Abandoned Goods (2014). Her latest short film, Demonic premiered at the International Critics’ Week, Cannes Film Festival (2019). The film was recently nominated for an Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Award. Her film Silica was installed in the Maltese Pavilion of the 57th Venice Biennale (2017) and was awarded prizes at the AFI fest, Ann Arbor, 25 FPS and Tacoma Film Festival. In 2015, she was named as one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film in Filmmaker Magazine. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, a Macdowell fellowship and a Netflix Nonfiction fellowship. Borg has had solo screenings at REDCAT, Los Angeles, Museum of Moving Image, New York, ICA, London and Cineteca, Mexico City. Her films have shown at festivals around the word, including Sundance, NYFF,  London, Oberhausen, Rotterdam, SXSW and many more. Last year her feature film script was awarded the Torino Film lab production award. She joined the faculty of the Experimental Animation faculty at California Institute of the Arts in 2014.