Dominga Sotomayor

After graduating from Universidad Católica de Chile in 2007, with a degree on Audiovisual Direction, Dominga got her Master’s degree in Film Direction at ESCAC, Escola de Cinema y Audiovisuals de Catalunya. In 2008 she created the production company CINESTACIóN where she works as director and producer and project’s general advisor.

While studying she directed the short-films Noviembre (November – 2007), Debajo (Below – 2007), La Montaña (The Mountain – 2008) and Videojuego (Videogame – 2009). Her first feature film, De Jueves A Domingo (Thursday Till Sunday - 2012), co- produced by CINESTACIóN, was developed at the Cannes’ Cinéfondation Résidence and was premiered in the Tiger Competition at the Rotterdam International Film Festival 2012, where it won the Tiger Award for best feature, and received awards at IndieLisboa (Best Film), New Horizons (Gran Prix Best Film), Valdivia Film Festival (Best Film), amongst many others. The film was released in countries worldwide.

In 2013 she co-directed La Isla (The island - 2013/ Cph Dox Lab), obtaining the Tiger Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival 2014 and Best Shortfilm in Huesca Film Festival.

In 2015, she premiered internationally her second feature film Mar (2014) in Forum of Berlinale Film Festival and the shortfilm Los Barcos (The boats) a fragment of Aquí, Em Lisboa (Here in Lisbon- 2015), a collective film produced by IndieLisboa.

Her next feature film project Tarde Para Morir Joven (Late to die young) took part of the Binger Filmlab programme and received the support of the Sundance Institute (Global Film Maker Award) and Hubert Bals Fund.

While she is developing her next projects as a director, she is working as executive producer for new projects in CINESTACIóN.

Additionally, on the last years, Dominga has worked as publicity director, University film teacher and realized videos and photographs for exhibitions as "Little Sun" (Olafur Eliasson, Septiembre 2012) in the Tate Modern London.

[bio courtesy of the filmmaker] 


Recent Reviews

De jueves a domingo

Slowest film I have ever seen. Some interesting views into their family relationships, and some interesting POV filming but pretty much think it had little point to watching it.

La montaña

Don't bother, the movie didn't.

La isla

A slow movie but pleasing movie. I would dare to compare it to "Syndromes and a Century." It's a movie you just enjoy.

La isla

Very poetic and evocative. The universal family in an Italian setting, not altogether oblivious of the tragic news awaiting them.