Also Sisters screen new work worldwide

October 12 2021

Assistant Professors in the U Department of Film & Media Arts, Miriam and Sonia Albert-Sobrino or the Also Sisters, are busy this month screening new films internationally! 

Here's a look at their newest work and where it is being shared! 


“AURA,” an experimental film by the Also Sisters premieres October 12 at the 54th edition of the world's foremost international festival of fantasy and horror movies, the Sitges Film Festival (Catalonia, Spain).

“AURA” is one of the only eight films selected to be part of the “Noves Visions Program,” and is a contender for the Best Short film. The “Noves Visions Program”  consists of films of all nationalities, previously unreleased in Spain, produced in 2020/2021 and fantasy themed, which are committed to experimentation, new languages and formats, and genre hybridization.

"AURA" was born out of the Artivism4Earth initiative launched by Hasse Borup and Elisabet Curbelo in the U School of Music. The film —made by Sonia and Miriam Albert-Sobrino— is scored by Assistant Professor Elisabet Curbelo. This film is a testament to collaboration as a central quality of the College of Fine Arts.



"Face Not Recognized, Try Again," a claustrophobic horror short film will have its worldwide premiere the weekend of October 15th in the city of Telluride, at the Colorado's first and longest-running genre film festival, the Telluride Horror Show. Listed as one of the 50 Best Genre Festivals By Moviemaker Magazine, this festival has gained a notable reputation in the arena of horror.  



“What’s Next?” a female lead anthology series — partially shot with the support of the students enrolled in the “Grip and Lighting” and “Digital Cinematography” courses taught by Sonia and Miriam  —  has enjoyed and continues to enjoy remarkable impact: 

  • The episode “The Foley Artist” was chosen as a finalist for the 13 minutes of Horror Film Festival, a competitive initiative that give women horror filmmakers greater exposure and more opportunities through strategic partnerships. Among many others, this film was hand-picked by well recognized film professionals such as Robin Jones, VP of TV Development & Programming at Blumhouse, the production company behind such horror titles as "Insidious," "Get Out," "The Invisible Man" (2020), and the upcoming "Halloween Kills." 

  • “The Foley Artist” was additionally awarded with a privileged spot among only other 12 episodes to screen at the popular streaming platform, Shudder.
    From August 13th to September 13th, this episode of “What’s Next” —starring former graduate student Elisabeth Lowe and shot during a digital cinematography class during the Spring of 2020— gained international exposure in over 6 countries across the world (US,Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand). Shudder is an American over-the-top subscription video on demand service featuring horror, thriller and supernatural fiction titles, owned and operated by AMC Networks.

  • The entire series screened as part of the international competitive category at the Carballo Interplay Film Festival, the leading web-series-only-festivals from Spain.

  • An additional episode from this series — “Smile More” — will premiere at the Les Femmes Underground International Film Festival next spring 2022. This episode was 1 of 30 shorts chosen from over 5,000 submissions worldwide.

    For those interested in seeing the 6 episodes currently available, please head to