JUDGES

Ron Maniloff

Ron Maniloff is a graduate from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. After college Ron formed Calstar meteor corporation specialized in television commercial production care to television markets all over the country utilizing celebrity spokespeople. A novelty at the time. Looser director, National television commercials.  Here’s a lover of films.

Federico Vásquez

Senior Art Director with over 15 years of expertise in the Advertising Industry. Federico comes with long list of recognitions and awards from creative festivals from his home land. He is a collaborator and the person responsible for The Miami Shot Film Festival’s image.

Matias Canelson

Senior video editor, worked for top multinational postproduction companies in Argentina, Chile and Colombia before moving to the States. His career grown for the last fourteen years while crafting tv shows, commercials and documentaries from which he earned several awards, including a Cannes Silver Lion. Argentinian, 36, hobbyist photographer, genuine nerd, father of two.

Hans Morgenstern

Vice chair of the Florida Film Critics Circle. Creative director/Chief Editor/Film critic at indieethos.com, winner of a 2015 Knight Arts Challenge grant. Film critic at Miami New Times and Reverseshot.org.  MA from Florida International University in literature with focus on film. Former professor at Barry University. Former programmer and Miami International Film Festival and Miami Jewish Film Festival. In 2005, Hans helped curate the short films programs at the Miami International Film Festival.

Jonathan Rose

Jonathan Rose is a journalist/poet/arts advocate/immigration attorney who has received a Shining Star Award from the Arts & Business Council “in recognition of extraordinary work as a mobilizer, a resource, and an innovator whose leadership skills enhance the quality of life in Greater Miami through the arts.” He serves as Program Director of the South Florida Writers Association, President of Culture in the City, Inc.,

Ricardo Delgado

Director, cinematographer, with a background in photography, and communication design. Nufrontier Creative is a boutique creative agency headed by Rick for over 15 years. His passion is fueled by the honest effort of leaving behind specs for future  generations to remember and savor.

Milcho

A television reality & music video director & a video artist/photographer who has shown her art work both locally & internationally, a music video director who has been nominated for a VMA latino, EMMY’s & MTV

Julian Milanesi

Creative Director at Alma DDB. Also worked as Copywriter at Latinworks, Concept Café, EuroRSCG/Havas, Ogilvy & Mather and Young & Rubicam. Won several awards such as New York Festival, London International Awards, Addys, U.S.H Idea Awards, Art Directors Club, Epica Awards, FIAP, Golden Award of Montreux, Mercury Awards, Ojo de Iberoamérica, Círculo de Oro, Wave Festival, and Círculo de Creativos Argentinos.

Stephanie G. Martino

Ms. Martino is a veteran of the non-profit sector since 1989; FFI was established to provide students and adults with a nurturing and hands-on environment in the field of Media Arts. Since its inception in 1992. Stephanie has also served as Executive Director from 1989 to 2004 for the Miami Film Festival and the Ad Fed of Greater Miami. During that time, she implemented and coordinated the logistics for their major annual events, developed fundraising, and membership programs. She also has produced 6 annual Israel Film Festivals, in Miami, New York and Los Angeles. And currenlty she sits on the Advisory Board of the MsFF.

Mario G. Deco

Spanish editor with experience in the Spanish and Italian markets. After a long career in Spanish scripted TV, his first feature film, “Casting”, by Jorge Naranjo, was presented and awarded in the 2013 Edition of the Málaga Spanish Film Festival. Moving to the United States was his next step building his career.

Lilia Garcia

Lilia holds a dual BED in Art Education and Graphic Design, an MS in Art Education, a Specialist in Administration and Leadership, and has taken accreditation programs in Design Thinking and Organizational Management at NYU and Stanford University. After 10 years teaching art and initiating/implementing the first talent magnet program in the Miami Dade County Public Schools, she was promoted to the administrative ranks, and recently concluded her career in M-DCPS as the Administrative Director for the Division of Life Skills and Special Projects.

Jasper Nielsen

Experienced leader with a global perspective, a focus on brand strategy, advertising and change management, and with a track-record of successfully building cross-functional teams, fostering collaborative, creative environments, and driving business results.

Carol Coombes

With seventeen (17) years experience in film festival management, Coombes is a veteran film festival professional. Currently Programmer for Asian Cinema content for the 2015 Miami International Film Festival she is also handling all world-wide festival bookings for LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, a new Award Winning gay documentary. From 2010-2014 Coombes was the Program Associate Manager of the Miami International Film Festival and from 2009-2013 the Managing Director of Philadelphia QFest, the third largest gay & lesbian film festival in the United States, and the largest queer film festival on the East Coast.  Between 2001-2008 she was the Programming Director of the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Pedro Delguy

With a degree on Filmmaking and Film design from Universidad de Buenos Aires, Digital Filmmaking from the New School in New York City, Script writing with Linda Seger among others, Pedro has a vast experience working in the film industry. Before learning to shoot film he learned to shoot pictures and kept this passion as something personal that he combined with his hunger for adventure around the world. He photographed 24 countries in three continents. Most of the pictures he has shot are a one frame story.

Lorenzo Bombicci

He specializes in documentary editing, edited documentaries with Daniel Rosenfeld Saluzzi, Composition for Bandoneón and three brothers, The Quimera of the Heroes, To the Center of the Earth. He also edits Cocalero, Fuerza Aérea Sociedad Anónima y Dry Earth; For Saluzzi, Composition for Bandoneón and three brothers and Cornelia in the mirror was nominated to the Silver Cóndor for best editing.

Andy Schefter

Andy Schefter has been working in film production as a Producer, Line Producer, Unit Production Manager and Assistant Director for twenty years. Andy’s work includes numerous commercials, music videos, motion pictures and television. Andy is also the former Head of Production for Social Capital Films.

Sebastián Elizondo

He has been working for more than 35 years in film, first as a cameraman, then assistant director, and for the last 20 years as Editor.
He has edited several films and television series that have been well received by the public in Argentina, Spain and the United States.

Silvina Soto

Silvina Soto received her Bachelors in Fine Arts and Visual Communications, which led her to her first works as a film editor in commercials, documentaries and short films. Soto’s vast experience made her become the editor for Lucho Bender’s film “Felicidades”, which was nominated for an Oscar, representing Argentina in 2000.

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