Kathy Mitrani (Colombia)
2023 Storylines Lab
Kathy Mitrani is a Colombian filmmaker who works with narrative and avant-garde styles. She holds an M.F.A. in Film Directing and Screenwriting from Columbia University in New York City. Kathy’s short films have screened internationally in festivals such as AFI Fest, Chicago International Film Festival, Curta Cinema in Rio de Janeiro and Palm Springs ShortFest. Her short films Rozada and Buzzkill were both selected as Vimeo Staff Picks. Buzzkill was awarded the University Short Film Award at Hamptons International Film Festival and was also selected as film of the year by NoBudge. Her latest short film, Sombras Nada Más, won the James Bridges Production Award and the NYC Women’s Fund for Music, Media and Theatre. Kathy is currently living in New York City, where she taught screenwriting at Columbia University for the undergraduate liberal arts program and worked as an Assistant Professor in their M.F.A. program teaching both directing and screenwriting.
La Danza de las Sombras (The Dance of the Shadows) — Ivonne, the owner of a near-derelict curtain factory in Miami, is pushed to her existential limit after losing her husband to a sudden heart attack in the midst of a hurricane. Shortly after, on what would have been his birthday, her neighboring building suddenly collapses. The superstitious widow becomes haunted by the coincidence of these events and develops inexplicable and at times immobilizing body aches.