Leticia Tonos will speak at INTEC virtual graduation
The filmmaker, considered the first Dominican to write, produce and direct a feature film, will address the 724 graduates of the ceremony, which will be held on Saturday, July 11 at INTEC's first virtual ceremony in its entire history.
SANTO DOMINGO. - The Dominican director, producer and screenwriter, Leticia Ringtoneswill pronounce the speech of order during the sixtieth graduation ceremony of Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC), which will be held this Saturday 11 of July in a virtual award ceremony, through YouTube.
The filmmaker will address the 724 graduates, at the undergraduate and graduate levels, that the university will deliver to the country during the first virtual graduation ceremony carried out by the academy, due to the health situation in the country and in which the first promotion of the Degree in Cinema and Audiovisual Communication of the university will graduate.
Shades, considered the first Dominican to write, produce and direct a feature film, she studied at the London Film School in 2001. Her career began as a producer of television commercials and feature films for national and international companies and she currently works exclusively in film.
Her film debut “La hija natural” (2012) won the Audience Award at the twenty-seventh edition of the Chicago Latino Film Festival, Best Feature Film at the San José Film Festival and the Audience Award at the fourth Festival de Global Cinema.
In addition, his second feature film "Cristo Rey" (2014) was Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2013, while his third feature film, "Juanita", is currently being successfully shown at international festivals such as the Miami International Film Festival and the HBO NY Latino Film Festival.
“La hija natural” and “Cristo Rey” were Official Representatives of the Dominican Republic at the Oscar Awards. Tonos received the Cinematographic Merit Medal in February 2020, becoming the first woman to receive this distinction. Her most recent production “Mis 500 locos”, a film based on the challenges faced by a psychiatrist during the Trujillista dictatorship, premiered in 2020. As a producer, she has in project “Jupia”, a dark fantasy genre film that is in the post production.