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Maravilla LLC

17A Stuyvesant Oval

New York, NY 10009


OCT 18-20




La mala noche Special Screening

Come join on a special screening of La mala noche, part of its campaign for the Oscars.

October 22 @ 7:00 pm I Quad Cinemas I $16

34 W. 13th Street, New York, NY 10011


Mamá Vudú en Vivo!

Come join in us as wrap-up our 5th EFFNY with one of the best Ecuadorian rock bands of all time.

October 22 @ 10:00 pm I Terraza 7 I $15  

40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst, NY 11373




This year the Ecuadorian Film Festival in New York takes place in the midst of an extremely delicate political situation in Ecuador. EFFNY, which was born as a common and inclusive space to present Ecuadorian stories and talk about Ecuador, cannot remain indifferent to this situation. Those of us who organize this festival in New York sympathize with people in that country and with their current situation. We invite you to participate in this fifth celebration, to enjoy with us and other members of our Ecuadorian community and film aficionados the stories of this South American country, to hug one another, and listen to and comment on the issues that concern us all. In its fifth year, the EFFNY will once again be a place to meet, learn more about Ecuador, and exchange ideas about this country that we love so much.

See you at the cinema! 

 Este año el Festival de Cine Ecuatoriano en Nueva York llega en medio de una situación política extremadamente delicada en el país. El EFFNY, que nació como espacio común e incluyente para dar a conocer historias ecuatorianas y hablar sobre el Ecuador, no puede ser indiferente a esta situación. Los que hacemos el EFFNY en Nueva York nos sensibilizamos con las personas en el país y con su situación actual.. Te invitamos a ser parte de esta quinta celebración y a disfrutar con nosotros y con otros miembros de nuestra comunidad ecuatoriana y cinéfila historias del país sudamericano, darnos un abrazo, y escuchar y expresar ideas sobre los temas que nos preocupan a todos. En su quinta edición, el EFFNY será nuevamente un espacio para encontrarnos, conocer más sobre el Ecuador e intercambiar ideas sobre el país que tanto queremos.

Nos vemos en la sala de cine!



Hasta el fin de Delfín
Estación Polar
La mala noche
Deathless Dream
1 año, 1 hora, un deseo
Un edén para Lady Helena
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Corona Park 

Queens, NY 11368

Queens Museum

Hasta el fin de Delfín

+ short film "Deathless Dream

12:00 pm

Saturday, October 19, 2019

With Producer, Esteban Fuertes, in attendance. Free / Limited reserved seating. RSVP

40 Bogart Street

Brooklyn, NY 11206

Syndicated Bar Theater Kitchen 

Closing Cocktail

6:00 pm

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Come meet the filmmakers and celebrate with us. No need to reserve, just come and join us.

Corona Park 

Queens, NY 11368

Queens Museum


+ short film "1 hora, 1 año, 1 deseo"

1:00 pm

Sunday, October 20, 2019

With Producer, Citlalli Andrango, in attendance. Free / Limited reserved seatingRSVP

40 Bogart Street

Brooklyn, NY 11206

Syndicated Bar Theater Kitchen 

La mala noche 

+ Award Ceremony 

+ short film "Huaca"

8:00 pm

Sunday, October 20, 2019

With Director, Gabriela Calvache, in attendance. Presented with short film 'Huaca'. $15. SOLD OUT

Corona Park 

Queens, NY 11368

Queens Museum

Sunday, October 20, 2019

With Director, David Holguín Wagner, in attendace. Free / Limited reserved seatingRSVP

40-19 Gleane St

Queens, NY 11373

Terraza 7

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

It's a concert! $15 cover for mezzanine. FREE admission for CHILDREN 12 and under. Get Tickets


Chair of the
Department of Media & Communication Arts at The City College CUNY

Professor Jerry W. Carlson

USA born, Ecuadorian actress, lives in NYC.

Ana Urbach

Canadian raised actor and improvisor.

Noel Dinnee


Christian Ponce

Festival Co-Director / Co-Founder

Christian Ponce is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Maravilla, a New York-based organization dedicated to raising public awareness of Latin America through film and the arts. He’s Co-Founder and Director of the Ecuadorian Film Festival in New York-EFFNY, Managing Director of the Venezuelan Film Festival in New York-VEFFNY, and a dedicated arts proponent.

Nandar Godoy

Festival Co-Director / Co-Founder

Nandar Godoy is from Quito, Ecuador, where she earned her first degree in Architecture at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito and is licensed to practice in Ecuador. She moved to New York in 2006 where she received a degree in Interior Design at NYU and a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Interior Environments from the New York School of Interior Design.


Nandar has over 10 years of experience in new construction and renovation work for high-end residential interiors, ground up residential projects, and commercial buildings.  She is interested in tectonics as an art form and passionately believes humanity is the crucial element in creating spaces that are both engaging and functional.  Her feel for design and strong project management skills have made her stand out as a female leader in the industry.  Nandar is a LEED Green Associate and is currently in the process of obtaining her NY state license.


Nandar has been recognized for her love of community, culture, and philanthropy, supporting several non-profit organizations.  She is a co-founder of MARAVILLA, a New York based independent organization dedicated to raising awareness of Latin America and its people through film and the arts.  Through MARAVILLA Nandar has initiated many programs, most notably the Ecuadorian Film Festival and the Venezuelan film festival in New York.

Rafael Barriga

Programming Director

Content curator, film promoter, filmmaker, distributor, critic and author. Directed “Blomberg Secrets” (2014) a documentary feature winner of the DOCTV Latinoamerica Award. Has directed, devised and programmed several film and music festivals. Co-founded OCHOYMEDIO, an independent and alternative film theatre and cultural center in Quito. He served there, for 12 years, as director of programming. Has written extensively about film, being published in numerous periodicals. Is the author of “Verde, pinton y maduro: los 25 años de El Pobre Diablo” (2016), “De Taitas y de Mamas” (2013), “El tiempo de Alfaro” (2009), “Velasco, retrato de un monarca andino” (2006) and “El ojo del siglo” (1996).  Has produced radio programs for many years.

Eva Zelig


Eva Zelig is an award-winning TV and video producer whose work has appeared in major U.S. TV networks. She won several awards, including two Emmy awards, two CINE Golden Eagle, Cable ACE Award, Gold Apple/National Educational Media Network, Pinnacle Award, Gold Medal/International Film & TV Festival of New York. Her documentary, An Unknown Country, which screened at the first Ecuadorian Film Festival in New York, EFFNY2015, tells the story of European exiles who found refuge in Ecuador after escaping nazi persecution in the period of world war II.

Irene Yibirin


As Founder and Director of the Venezuelan Film Festival (launched in New York City in 2013), Irene Yibirin is a tireless advocate of the arts and their importance in everyday life. Aside from her leadership role at the Venezuelan Film Festival (VEFFNY), where she spearheads the festival’s creative vision and direction, she is also Co-Founder and Director of Development at Maravilla, a New York-based organization dedicated to raising public awareness of South America through film and the arts.

Jorge Porta

Festival Coordinator

Recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with minors in Film Studies, Digital Media Production, and Finance from Manhattanville College. Interned in multiple NYC-based companies in business development positions and NYC Film Festivals. Recipient of Manhattanville’s William K. Everson Prize for Writing on Film in 2019. Discussion leader and organizing committee member at Manhattanville’s International Film Festival in 2017 & 2018. He aims his future professional career towards the film distribution industry.

Dario Pantosin

Director of Community Affairs

Digital Strategist with 10+ years of experience specialized in communicating, connecting, and influencing target audiences. By establishing solid, lasting, and cross-industry connections beyond the traditional customer-company dynamic, I create communication strategies that harness the power of local and international thought leaders or influencers, always following one common thread: community empowerment.

Filippo Burbano

Logistics Coordinator

Gabriela Pallares

Image / Graphic Design

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