Project Description

Dominga Sotomayor

Portrait of Dominga Sotomayor

Gardner-FSC Fellow 2020-21, FSC-Harvard Fellow 2021-22, 2022-23

Dominga Sotomayor (*1985, Santiago de Chile) is a filmmaker, co-founder of the production company CINESTACIóN and CCC, Centro de Cine y Creación, a new arthouse cinema and center in Santiago. Her first feature film Thursday till Sunday, was developed at the Cannes Cinéfondation Residence and won the Tiger Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival in 2012. In 2013 she co-directed the short film The Island, which also won the Tiger Award at Rotterdam. In 2015, she premiered Mar at the Berlinale Forum and co-directed the collective film Here in Lisbon in Portugal. For her last film, Too Late To Die Young (2018), she became the first woman to receive the Leopard for Best Direction at Locarno Film Festival. She has made videos and photographs for exhibitions like Little Sun (Olafur Eliasson) at Tate Modern 2012. Recently she premiered the documentary Correspondencia co-directed with Carla Simón (2020) and the collective feature film, The year of the everlasting storm, which premiered at Cannes as an Official Selection (2021). Since 2020 she has been a Visiting Professor in the Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies at Harvard University. Currently, she is part of a team for the Chilean Pavilion at the Biennale Art exhibition 2022.

During 2022-2023 she will begin editing a new film. The fiction project is based on footage from a six-month expedition by the Chilean primatologist Isabel Behncke to el Congo to observe Bonobos.

FSC Works

Niebla (Mist)

Dominga Sotomayor

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

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