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 Programmer with the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival. In addition, she is working on a documentary about the Latinx immigrant community in Philadelphia. Learn more about Kristal→

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2013 – 2017
A.B. Comparative Literature, Cum Laude
Bryn Mawr College

International Summer School, Study Abroad In China
Bryn Mawr College, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), Tianjin University (China)



Communications & Outreach Coordinator 

Scribe Video Center

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Festival Programming Coordinator

Philadelphia Latino Film Festival

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Screener, Production & Programming
POV, American Documentary

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Screener, Festival Programming

Philadelphia Film Festival

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Screener, Festival Programming

Camden International Film Festival

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Programming & Production Intern
POV, American Documentary

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Post-Production Intern

Little Sallie Walker Documentary

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Assistant Locations Manager
CNN & Glass Entertainment Group

SEPT 2016 – DEC 2016
Video Production Intern


JUN 2016 & JUN 2017
Social Media Team

Philadelphia Latino Film Festival

SEPT 2016 – MAY 2017
Founder & Co-President of Filmmakers Association

Bryn Mawr College

AUG 2015 – MAY 2017
Head of Film Series Committee

Bryn Mawr College


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Media Maker Project Presenter

Good Pitch Local Philadelphia & Doc Society

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Double Exposure Scholarship

Double Exposure Film Festival

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SEPT 2017 – MAR 2018
Film Scholar Fellowship

Scribe Video Center & Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences


JUN 2017
HCAH Flaherty Seminar Student Fellowship

Haverford College & Flaherty Seminar

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NeXtDoc Emerging Filmmaker Fellowship

Youth FX & The Carey Insitute

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Film Studies Program Fellowship

Bryn Mawr College

MAR 2017
Effective Grantsmanship Workshop

Bryn Mawr College

AUG 2016 – OCT 2016
Hanna Holborn Gray Research Fellowship

Bryn Mawr College

OCT 2016
HCAH Digital Storytelling Workshop

Haverford College


To My Motherland (2017)

Independent Film Night | The Newtown Theatre
Backup_Festival: Kurz Film Festival | Weimar, Germany
Philadelphia Latino Film Festival, Youth ProgramingPhiladelphia, PA
Rough Cut Film FestivalPhiladelphia, PA
> Nominee, Best Experimental (University) Film
Independent Women Film Festival | Lost Format Society in London, England
> Official Shortlist
Newark International Film Festival | Newark, NJ
Grand Rapids Feminist Film Fest | Grand Rapids, Michigan

Corriente (2016)

Tri-Co Film Festival | Bryn Mawr Film Institute
Plural+ 2016 Youth Video Festival, Participant


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