Cristina Kotz Cornejo
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Born in Michigan but raised in the US and in Argentina in a bilingual, bicultural family, Cristina is a descendant of the indigenous Huarpe people of Argentina. Cristina received a M.F.A. from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Southern California. Cristina's debut feature film, 3 Américas premiered at the 2007 Woodstock Film Festival. 3 Américas screened at domestic and international festivals and was distributed by Vanguard Cinema and Cinetic Rights Management. 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 Cinema in Havana, Cuba. Cristina is the recipient of 2004 and 2007 Moving Image Fund Grants from the LEF Foundation and was invited to attend the Sundance Institute’s 2004 Independent Producer’s Conference. Her short films, La Guerra Que No Fue/The War That Never Was, Despertar, Hermanas and Buena Fe have screened at festivals around the world. Her documentary short film, Jewel and The Catch was selected by Outfest to be part of the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project of UCLA's Film and Television Archive. Excerpts can be seen in the opening credit sequence of season 3 of the series Transparent by Jill Soloway. She is a 2010 Film Independent (FIND) Directing Fellow, a 2012 MacDowell Colony Fellow and a 2013 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellow.

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