CV

SUMMARY

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

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EDUCATION

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

WORK EXPERIENCE

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  JUN 2018  –  PRESENT
  Communications & Outreach Coordinator 

  Scribe Video Center

    Phila-Film-Fest-logo-300x300JUN 2018 – PRESENT
    Pre-Screener, Festival Programming

    Philadelphia Film Festival (PFF)

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    Marking & Outreach Assistant

    Vision Driven Artists

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     Documentary Pre-Screener, Festival Programming

     Camden International Film Festival (CIFF)

Amador Bilingual Voiceovers LogoJAN 2017  –  PRESENT
Social Media Manager

Amador Bilingual Voiceovers

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   Programming Team

   Philadelphia Latino Film Festival (PHLAFF)

YLhly56F     DEC 2017  – MAR 2018
     Post-Production Intern

     Little Sallie Walker Documentary

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 Programming & Production Intern

 POV, American Documentary

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Assistant Locations Manager
CNN & Glass Entertainment Group

JUN 2017 – NOV 2017
Flexner Lectureship Program Assistant

Bryn Mawr College

SEPT 2016 – DEC 2016
Video Production Intern

Profugo

JUN 2016 & JUN 2017
Social Media Team

Philadelphia Latino Film Festival (PHLAFF)

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

Bryn Mawr College

APR 2016 – MAY 2017
Advertising Coordinator

Bryn Mawr College, Career & Professional Development 

SEPT 2015 – AUG 2017
Production Assistant

Bryn Mawr College, 360 Program

AUG 2015 – MAY 2017
Head of Film Series Committee

Bryn Mawr College

FELLOWSHIPS & WORKSHOPS

2018

Film Scholar Fellowship
Scribe Video Center & Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

2017

Effective Grantsmanship Workshop
Bryn Mawr College

Film Studies Program Fellowship
Bryn Mawr College

NextDoc Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Fellowship
Youth FX & The Carey Institute
HCAH Flaherty Seminar Student Fellowship
Haverford College

2016

Hanna Holborn Gray Research Fellowship
Bryn Mawr College

HCAH Digital Storytelling Workshop
Haverford College

SCREENINGS & FILM FESTIVALS

To My Motherland (2017)

Independent Film Night | The Newtown Theatre
Backup_Festival: Kurz Film Festival | Weimar, Germany
Philadelphia Latino Film Festival, Youth Programing | Philadelphia, 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