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Cristina Kotz Cornejo

Raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the US, Cristina Kotz Cornejo is an independent filmmaker whose debut feature film, 3 Américas (2007) premiered at the 2007 Woodstock Film Festival. 3 Américas has since screened at over 15 venues nationally and internationally ranging from Uruguay to San Francisco to New York City and is distributed by Vanguard Cinema and Cinetic Rights Management (Cinetic Media). The screenplay for 3 Américas participated in the IFP/NY Director's Lab and was in the script competition at the 2003 International Festival of New Latin American is the recipient of 2004 and 200 Cinema in Havana, Cuba. She 7 Moving Image Fund Grants from the LEF Foundation and was invited to participate in the Sundance Institute's 2004 Independent Producer's Lab. Her short film, La Guerra Que No Fue/The War That Never Was (2004) has screened at over 25 national and international festivals in over 10 countries and is distributed by Ouat! Media. Cristina is a contributing author of Filming Difference: Actors, Directors, Producers and Writers on Gender, Race and Sexuality in Film, University of Texas Press, May 2009. Cristina was a 2010 Writer/Director Fellow with Film Independent, a 2012 MacDowell Colony Artist Fellow, a 2013 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellow and 2014 Fellow at Cine Qua Non Screenwriter's Residency in Morelia, Mexico. She is a Professor and Associate Chair of Production at Emerson College.

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