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 [...]

“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.

“To My Motherland” Screening Internationally At The BACKUP_FESTIVAL In Weimar, Germany

Kristal Sotomayor is a bilingual (Spanish + English) documentary filmmaker, cinematographer, and video editor based in Philadelphia. My film, To My Motherland, screened for Backup audiences on Sunday, May 21st. It screened under the special programing "Trautes Heim, Glück Allein," or "Home Sweet Home" in English, a set of eleven curated films pertaining to belonging and acceptance. After the screening, there was a short Q&A with filmmakers.

Awarded Bryn Mawr College Film Studies Program Fellowship

Kristal Sotomayor is a bilingual (Spanish + English) documentary filmmaker, cinematographer, and video editor based in Philadelphia. It is my pleasure to announce that the Bryn Mawr College Film Studies Program has awarded me a $1,300 fellowship to attend the Backup_Festival at Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany! In addition, I have received a Bryn Mawr College Dean's Office Grant and LILAC Career Development Grant to make it to the festival!