Talent Guide

Cecilia Otero

  • Discipline:Producer
  • Program Year:Grants and Awards 2021, Producing Lab 2021


Cecilia is a New York-based writer/producer/director born in Cuba and raised in Chile. The first movie she produced, Piola, won the Best First Feature Prize at FICG 35, in México, and was part of the Official Selection at Málaga Film Festival. Cecilia is part of the highly competitive BAFTA’s Newcomers Program. She is currently developing two features Upstreamers and A Decorous Woman. She produced “On My Own” (2019) winner of the DGA Jury Prize in the student competition and selected at Brussels Short Film Festival, among others. “Aburo” is her directorial debut in fiction.

Current Project



When 30-year-old professional tennis player Alex gets threatened with losing his scholarship at his academy, his once promising career faces a sudden end. In his despair and obsession with succeeding in the sport he loves, he turns to what he sees as his last option to turn his fate around: doping.