Raised in Buenos Aires and the United States, Cristina Kotz Cornejo holds an M.F.A. in Film Production from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her debut feature film, 3 Américas
, premiered at the 2007 Woodstock Film Festival. Her short film La guerra que no fue
(2004) screened at over 25 national and international festivals in over 10 countries. Her short films Despertar
(2011) and Hermanas
(2013) have screened in festivals in Spain, New York, Los Angeles, France, Montreal, Argentina, Morelia, San Diego and Mexico City. Cristina is a 2010 Film Independent Directing Fellow, a 2012 MacDowell Colony Fellow and a 2013 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellow. Her feature screenplay Hermanas de fe
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 Pitching Market of the Guanajuato International Film Festival in Mexico. Cristina is a Professor of Film Production at Emerson College in Boston.
Hermanas de fe — Luz works the Mexico City streets at night to make money while her disapproving sister, Lupe, cleans hotels. One night, a violent encounter sets off a series of events that places the sisters’ lives in danger and sends them on a journey of survival, self-discovery and reconciliation.