We are thrilled to announce that filmmaker Dominga Sotomayor is the 2020-21 recipient of the Gardner Film Study Center Fellowship.
Dominga Sotomayor is a film director, writer, and producer born in Santiago de Chile in 1985. Her first feature film Thursday till Sunday (2012) was developed at the Cannes Cinéfondation Residence, which won the Tiger Award in Rotterdam and has been gaining international recognition ever since. In 2015, she premiered her medium-length film Mar at the Berlinale Forum and also co-produced the collective Here in Lisbon. For Too Late to Die Young (2018) she became the first woman to receive the Leopard for Best Direction at Locarno. Sotomayor is also one of the founders of the production company CINESTACIóN and CCC, Centro de Cine y Creación, a new arthouse cinema and center in Santiago de Chile.
The Gardner Film Study Center Fellowship was established in the name of the pioneering filmmaker Robert Gardner, founder of the Film Study Center and faculty member in the Visual and Environmental Studies Department at Harvard University. This fellowship was established in 2014 and is awarded annually to outstanding filmmakers around the world.
Dominga Sotomayor will be a visiting faculty member in the Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies at Harvard and we look forward to welcoming her to Harvard and the FSC community for the academic year 2020-21!