Dominga Sotomayor began her audiovisual career in the early 2000s, experimenting with videos and short films. She graduated in Audiovisual Direction from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and is co-founder of the production company Cinestación where she is now Director and Executive Producer. She has premiered films at festivals such as the Berlinale, Cannes, Rotterdam, Valdivia, and Sundance festivals. Her debut feature film De Jueves a Domingo (Thursday Till Sunday) (2012), won Best Film at the Valdivia International Film Festival.
After her master’s degree in Film Direction at the Superior School of Cinema and Audiovisuals in Catalonia, she co-directed with Katarzyna Klimkiewicz La Isla and released El Mar (2014), her second feature film, in co-production with Argentina. She made history at the Locarno Film Festival in 2018 by becoming the first woman to win the Golden Leopard Award for Best Direction for her film Tarde para Morir Joven (Too Late to Die Young) (2018). She also won a Tiger Award at the Rotterdam Festival and the Film Critics Circle Award in the Netherlands.