Dominga Sotomayor (*1985, Santiago de Chile) is a filmmaker, and co-founder of the production company CINESTACIóN and CCC, a new arthouse cinema in Santiago.
Her first feature film “Thursday Till Sunday” was developed at the Cannes Cinéfondation Residence and won the Tiger Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival in 2012. In 2013 she co-directed the short film “The Island” which also won the Tiger Award at Rotterdam. In 2015, she premiered “Mar” at the Berlinale Forum and co-directed the collective film “Here in Lisbon” in Portugal. For her last film “Too Late To Die Young” (2018) she became the first woman to receive the Leopard for Best Direction at Locarno Film Festival. She has made videos and photographs for exhibitions like “Little Sun” (Olafur Eliasson) at Tate Modern 2012 or the Chilean Pavilion at the Biennale Art exhibition that opened in April 2022. In 2020 she premiered the documentary “Correspondencia” co-directed with Carla Simón and in 2021 the collective feature film “The Year of the everlasting storm” at Cannes Official Selection. Between 2020 and 2023 she was a Visitor Professor in the Department of Art, Film and Visual Studies at Harvard University.