Discipline: Film/Video – screenplay

Cristina Kotz Cornejo

Discipline: Film/Video – screenplay
Region: Boston, MA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2012

Raised in Buenos Aires and the US, Cristina Kotz Cornejo holds an MFA in film production from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is an independent filmmaker whose debut feature film 3 Américas premiered at the 2007 Woodstock Film Festival. 3 Américas is distributed by Vanguard Cinema and Cinetic Rights Management and was sold for Russian TV broadcast. Kotz Cornejo is the recipient of 2004 and 2007 Moving Image Fund Grants from the LEF Foundation. Her short film, La Guerra Que No Fue/The War That Never Was (2004) has screened at more than 25 national and international festivals in more than 10 countries and is distributed by Ouat! Media. Her short Despertar has screened in festivals in Spain, New York, Los Angeles, Montreal, Argentina, and Mexico. Her latest film Hermanas has screened in Montreal, Mexico City, Morelia, Mexico, and San Diego and was developed at MacDowell in the summer of 2012. Kotz Cornejo is currently developing the feature film Hermanas de Fé, which was part of the Script Competition of the 2011 International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana, Cuba, and a participant in the 2012 International Pitching Market of the Guanajuato International Film Festival in Mexico. She is a 2013 Massachusetts Cultural Council artist fellow and an associate professor of film production at Emerson College.



Cristina Kotz Cornejo worked in the Mixter studio.

Built in 1927–1930, the Florence Kilpatrick Mixter Studio was funded by its namesake and designed by the architect F. Winsor, Jr., who also designed MacDowell's original Savidge Library in 1925. Mixter Studio, solidly built of yellow and grey-hued granite, once had sweeping views of Pack Monadnock to the east. The lush forest has now grown…

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