Project Description

Dominga Sotomayor

Portrait of Dominga Sotomayor

Gardner-FSC Fellow 2020-21, FSC-Harvard Fellow 2021-22

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 the 41º Rotterdam Film Festival and has been gaining international recognition ever since. In 2015, she premiered her medium-length film Mar at the 65º 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 71º Locarno Film Festival. Dominga is also one of the founders of the production company CINESTACIóN and artistic director at CCC, Centro de Cine y Creación, a new arthouse cinema and centre in Santiago de Chile.  

In 2015 she had her first retrospective in Israel at the Cinema South Film Festival. In February 2019 Harvard Film Archive made the focus on her work “In a landscape: The films of Dominga Sotomayor.” Over the past few years Dominga has also taught film courses in colleges in Chile and made videos and photographs for exhibitions, like Little Sun (Olafur Eliasson, 2012) at the Tate Modern in London.

FSC Works

Niebla (Mist)

Dominga Sotomayor

A narrative film that takes place on a cruise ship lost at sea.

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