• First Name Sofia
  • Surname Djama
  • Country of Origin Algeria
  • Country of Residence Algeria


Born in Oran in 1982, Sofia Djama is an Algerian scriptwriter and director. In the early 2000s, after studying literature at the University of Algiers she devoted herself to writing shorts stories. Algiers, where she lives then, becomes a full-fledged character of her work. In 2011, she made her first short films, Limply one Saturday morning, an adaptation of one of her short stories. Encouraged by the awards received, including two prizes at the International Short Film Festival in Clermont Ferrand, Sofia devotes herself to writing her first feature film, Les Blessed, which will make its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and which is received the best actress award to her young performer Lyna Khoudri. Even before the official record, the filmmaker won two awards at this international festival: the Brian Award and the Lina Mangiacapré Award. Principaux Prix Bayard de la Meilleure 1e œuvre de fiction FIFF 2017 Prix du Meilleur Premier Film au Cinemed De Montpellier et Mention Grand Prix Prix de la Meilleure Réalisation au Festival de Dubaï Prix du Public au Festival Black Movie de Genève Prix du cinéma émergent aux Festival de 37th annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival Pré nomination César Espoirs actrice pour Lyna Khoudri et acteur Adam Bessa



Short films Les 100 Pas de Monsieur Mollement un Samedi matin Feature film Les Bienheureux (The Blessed)


  • Mostra De Venise Best Actress

Position / Profession

  • Director
  • Producer
  • Writer
  • Education level University
  • Years of experience 7 years
  • Employment Self employed
  • Company Name Zoudj Doro Production
  • Year of service 2019

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