Ileana Julia Solomonoff

Visiting Assistant Arts Professor; Academic Director

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Julia Solomonoff is a New York based Argentine filmmaker.  She is the writer/director of “The Last Summer of la Boyita” co-produced by Almodovar’s El Deseo, Epicentre Films and Travesia, winner of over twenty international awards.  Her first feature "Hermanas" (produced by Vanessa Ragone, Mariela Besuiesky and Walter Salles, developed at Sundance Writers’ Lab and Berlinale Talent Campus opened at Toronto International Film Festival 2005 to critical acclaim. 

She is currently in production of “nadie nos mira”, her third feature film, winner of Heineken Voces Development Grant at Tribeca Film Festival 2013, Proimágenes and Ibermedia Funds.

In 2011 the Film Society of Lincoln Center presented a showcase of her features and short films. Her short films received DGA, FIPRESCI and New Line Cinema awards and a regional Student Academy Award nomination.  A compilation of her screenplays was published by the prestigious Beatriz Viterbo Editorial in 2014.

She was Creative Director of Canal Encuentro TV.  For television she wrote and directed “Parana, chronicles of a river” a series of 13 documentaries for South American public TV (2012) “Chin Chon Fan” Ciudad Abierta (2004) and “The Suitor” for PBS. She is currently in post-production of “Earthship Ushuaia”, a documentary on sustainable architecture featuring Elena Roger and Michael Reynolds.

She has worked as assistant director on hundreds of commercials and several feature films, most notably she was 1st AD to “The Motorcycle Diaries” and worked alongside directors such as Walter Salles, Isabel Coixet, Fabian Bielinsky, Carlos Sorin, Luis Puenzo and Martin Rejtman.

Her producing credits include: Alejandro Landes’ “Cocalero” (Sundance 2007), Julia Murat’s “Found Memories” (Venice, Toronto, Rotterdam, winner of 30 international awards), Ana Piterbarg’s “Everybody Has a Plan” starring Viggo Mortensen (Toronto 2012), Lucia Murat’s  “Memories they told me” (FIPRESCI winner Moscow 2013) and Celina Murga’s “The Third Bank of the River” executive produced by Martin Scorsese (Berlin 2014, Official Competition) and Lucrecia Martel’s “Zama”

In 2009 she started teaching Film Directing at Columbia University MFA Program. She currently teaches at NYU Tisch Graduate Film Program and collaborates with McDowell Foundation, CineQuaNon Lab (Mexico) and was Script Advisor for Proimágenes (Colombia) and Trinidad & Tobago Film Comission.