Thank you so much to the Philadelphia Film Society (PFS) for selecting "To My Motherland" to screen at the May Philly Film Showcase! As part of the screening, PFS interviewed me to write up an article about my process as a documentary filmmaker. It was such a treat to speak to the programmer about "To My …
Thanks to the generous support of Scribe Video Center, I have been awarded a full-tuition scholarship to the inaugural class of the Film Scholar Fellowship! Special support for this program is provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The program awards up to three full-tuition scholarships to the new comprehensive series of documentary production workshops. This program develops …
From bilingual filmmaker to podcast storyteller, listen to the newest episode of Mixing It Up With Maggi and hear me tell a scary story from Peru!
In the episode, Maggi and I chat about the intersection between horror folktales and Latinx culture. La Casa Matusita is a story about a haunted house in central Lima that was once owned by a wealthy man. Having mistreated his servants for many years, they seek their revenge. Listen to my reading of this haunting tale in Spanish with a discussion in English.
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Who is that on page seven of the newest edition of the Bryn Mawr Alumnae Magazine? Check out To Call It Home with Kristal Sotomayor '17!
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.
My film To My Motherland has been accepted into the Rough Cut Film Festival! Out of over 300 films that were submitted, roughly 80 made the cut!
From volunteer to official selection at the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival! This year will be the second in a row when I volunteer at the festival. To top it off, my short film To My Mother Land was accepted into the Youth Showcase!
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.
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!
To My Motherland has just been accepted into the Backup_Festival at Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany! The festival spotlights short films from students and graduates of art, media, and design colleges, encouraging new approaches to the film medium. It aims to support young talent, in their accomplishment of new cinematic perspectives and their advancement implementing modern techniques in competition with traditional film schools.