To My Motherland Screening with SIFT Media 215

On Thursday, October 19th at 7PM EST, join SIFT Media 215 for the last screening of the fall Philadelphia Filmmakers Community Online Screening Series. Catch the 'Calling On The Ancestors' program which includes my Bryn Mawr College thesis film 'To My Motherland,' a personal essay that explores the complexities of immigration to the US and the difficulties of returning [...]

Screener for the Philadelphia Film Festival

As part of the 27th annual Philadelphia Film Festival (PFF), I was a festival screener watching and reviewing films. Every October, the Philadelphia Film Society hosts the Philadelphia Film Festival which gathers more than 25,000 dedicated film lovers and scores of talented filmmakers for eleven exceptional days of cinematic splendor. As a world-class film festival, [...]

“To My Motherland” At The Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival At UICA In Michigan

Kristal Sotomayor is a bilingual (Spanish + English) documentary filmmaker, cinematographer, and video editor based in Philadelphia. To My Motherland is accepted into the Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival! The Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival is a free one-day celebration dedicated to elevating voices and showcasing talent from historically underrepresented groups in mainstream media. The festival is located in Michigan at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA). In the past three years, the festival has received over 2,000 film submissions and welcomed over 3,000 people of all genders, races, ages, religions and abilities.