Kristal Sotomayor bilingual documentary filmmaker and editorKristal Sotomayor is a bilingual (English & Spanish) director, cinematographer, and editor based in Philadelphia. Currently, she is the Communications and Outreach Coordinator for Scribe Video Center and a Festival Programming Coordinator with the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival. In addition, she is working on a documentary about the Latinx immigrant community in Philadelphia.

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POST-PRODUCTION: Untitled Immigrant Rights Documentary


Supported by the Film Scholar Fellowship Program through Scribe Video Center. Special support for this program is provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. MORE→

Sin Papeles, Sin Pertenecer (July 2017)


A non-existent piece of paper is the difference between a family and a broken home. A daughter discovers that her mom is an undocumented immigrant. As this harsh reality sets in, she searches desperately for any means to prevent her mother’s separation. Only a document threatens her mother’s belonging. MORE→

To My Motherland (Fall 2016)


To My Motherland is a personal essay film that blends personal photographs and home videos to explore the complexities of immigration, language, and returning to the motherland. MORE→

Corriente (Fall 2015)


Correinte, which means “current” of air or water in Spanish, is a bilingual personal essay film that documents the memories, imagination, and ideas of a young Latina women learning to navigate her identity. MORE→


POV Bill Nye Promos
POV Bill Nye Facebook Live
POV Bill Nye Filmmaker Interview
POV Quest Filmmaker Interview
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POV Swim Team Filmmaker Interview
POV Motherland Filmmaker Interview
POV Do Not Resist Filmmaker Interview
CNN Pope The Most Powerful Man In History
Profugo Growing Together Fundraising Campaign
Bryn Mawr College Michelle At The Mawr Campaign Video

Untitled Immigrant Rights Documentary (2019)

POST-PRODUCTION: Untitled Immigrant Rights Documentary

Supported by the Film Scholar Fellowship Program through Scribe Video Center. Special support for this program is provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


The fellowship awards a full tuition scholarship to the inaugural class of Scribes Film Scholar’s program, a new comprehensive series of documentary production workshops. The program develops the skills to plan, raise funds, produce and complete new documentary media works. My documentary will be on immigration in the Greater Philadelphia Area.


Scribe Video Center Annual Appeal Video

As part of their Annual Appeal campaign, Scribe Video Center produced videos showcasing different programs and members. Check out this video showcasing our Film Scholars Program, a series of courses designed to guide emerging documentary filmmakers from conceptualization through completion of their projects. Kristal Sotomayor is a 2017-2018 Film Scholar Program participant in post-production on …

Presenting Film at Good Pitch Local Philadelphia

Good Pitch Local Philadelphia is a day-long networking event showcasing short-form non-fiction media projects that are deeply relevant to Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. An opportunity for organizers to connect with media makers within their communities in a model of radical creative collaboration. It was such an honor to present my documentary at Good Pitch Local! The …