PIA BORG is a Maltese/Australian filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Her latest short film, DEMONIC premiered at the International Critics’ Week, Cannes Film Festival 2019 and was nominated for an Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Award. Working with archival footage, CGI animation and performed re-enactments, Borg’s films portray historical and cultural events, chronicling psychological phenomena like false memory syndrome and collective hysteria. In 2015, Borg was named as one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film in Filmmaker magazine and she was recently awarded a Guggenheim fellowship to work on her first feature MICHELLE REMEMBERS.
Her short and mid-length films have been the recipient of numerous prizes including the Golden Leopard for best international short (Locarno Film Festival 2014) for the documentary ABANDONED GOODS. The film was selected for the documentary competition of Sundance in 2015 and recently named as one of the 100 Greatest British Films by UK film magazine, Little White Lies. 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. Borg has had solo screenings of her films at REDCAT, Los Angeles, Museum of Moving Image, New York, ICA, London and Cineteca, Mexico City. Her films have shown at film festivals around the world, including New York, London, Oberhausen, Rotterdam, SXSW and many more. In 2014 she joined the faculty of California Institute of the Arts.