Discipline: Film/Video – feature

Nicole Otero

Discipline: Film/Video – feature
Region: Los Angeles, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2024
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Nicole Otero is an artist and filmmaker. With a practice that spans writing, directing and editing, Otero is interested in a haptic cinema. With an emphasis on sound and perspective, she is searching for embodied experiences in film.

Her directorial narrative debut, Slip, was acquired by DEDZA/Kino Lorber as part of a collection highlighting emerging directors. Slip is currently streaming on the Criterion Channel. Otero’s next film, When There Was Water, premiered at BAM in New York.

At MacDowell, Otero wrote the first draft of her debut feature film. A short form version of this project, Wait for Night, was awarded a NALIP Latino Lens in 2022 and a Future of Film is Female grant. She will continue developing the script at the Giancarlo DiTrapano Foundation for Literature and the Arts and the creative residency at Bloedel Reserve.



Nicole Otero worked in the Alexander studio.

Originally designed to be a visual art gallery, this facility was built in memory of the late John White Alexander (1856-1915) and funded by Elizabeth Alexander and their son James. John White Alexander was highly regarded as a portrait painter and, in the early part of the 20th century, served…

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