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Claire Sanford


Claire Sanford is a Canadian documentary filmmaker and cinematographer with a focus on human-centered, sensorial stories exploring the natural world, human identity, and how they overlap. Originally from a small island on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada, Claire grew up immersed in nature and became versed in the quiet art of observation. She earned her BFA in Film Production from the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. Alongside her feature documentary Colour of the Wind, she is in production on two short films supported by the Canada and Quebec Arts Councils, as well as an experimental VR film entitled Rock People, which examines limestone mining in her home community from the perspective of the rock itself. Claire is motivated by creative collaboration and artistic experimentation to help viewers see the world through new eyes.