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Kristal Sotomayor

United States
English, Spanish
LGBTQIA+, Racial Injustice, Mass Incarceration & Criminal Justice Reform, Privacy and Surveillance, Women and Girls, Human Rights
Impact Producing
Cultural/racial identity:
Latinx, Peruvian American
Self identification:


Kristal Sotomayor (they/she) is a bilingual Latinx programmer, film critic, and filmmaker based in Philadelphia. They serve as Festival Programmer for the True/False Film Festival, Awards Competition Manager for the IDA Documentary Awards and the Interim Editor-In-Chief of the cinéSPEAK Journal. In the past, Kristal was the Programming Director for the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival and has assisted with curation for SFFILM, "Spotlight on Documentaries" at IFP Week, Tri-Co Film Festival and the award-winning PBS documentary series POV | American Documentary. They are a 2021 Film Festival Leadership Lab Fellow. Currently, they are working on EXPANDING SANCTUARY, a documentary about the campaign led by the Latinx immigrant community in South Philadelphia to limit police surveillance. They are also developing a docu-animation film ALX THROUGH THE LABYRINTH that takes a dive into the nonbinary Latinx Alice In Wonderland-like reality of contracting COVID-19.