FIRST YEAR – NEW YORK
Cecilia Otero is a New York-based writer/director/producer who was born in Havana, Cuba, and raised in Santiago, Chile. The first movie Otero produced, “Piola,” won 6 prizes in the Work in Progress section of the 2019 Guadalajara International Film Festival and was part of the official selection at FICG 35, in México and Málaga Film Festival in Spain. Cecilia produced the short film “On my Own” (aka “Soy Sola” 2019), which won the DGA (Directors Guild of America) Jury Prize in the student competition and was also selected at Brussels Short Film Festival, among others.
The short film “Aburo” is her directorial debut in fiction and was supported by the Amsterdam World Cinema Fund. She is currently developing “The Fox & the Raven,” based on her own script, which she will also direct.
Cecilia is pursuing her MFA in Creative Producing at Columbia University on a full scholarship.