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Official Selection

Tom Tenney


Tom Tenney (Executive Director) was the founder and Director of the annual RE/Mixed Media Festival in NYC. He has been producing theatrical events since the 1980’s, working with a diverse group of artists – from Robert Wilson to DJ Spooky – and his long-running late-night series Grindhouse-A-Go-Go! was the flagship show at Surf Reality’s House of Urban Savages on the Lower East Side from 1998-2002. His sound pieces have been heard on PRX Remix Radio, GMFE Sound Experience, Deep Wireless Festival and Streaming Festival 6.  Tom got his M.A. in Media Studies from the New School and his B.F.A. (Bachelor of Fun Arts) from Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Clown College. He has been a guest lecturer at the School of Visual Arts  and an adjunct Media Studies professor at Hofstra University and New Jersey City University. Tom is the host of Frequency Theory on RFB, and recently published a DIY guide to starting an Internet radio station. 

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Fabiola Rinaudo


Fabiola Rinaudo is an Argentinean writer, lawyer, journalist and film critic. Precocious film lover, she took courses and participated in “Film Review writing” and scriptwriting workshops with renowned and highly regarded movie critics in her country. Her reviews are published in newspapers and social media.

She organized workshops on Movies and Literature and evaluated movies submitted for film festivals. Fabiola has a vast experience in the field of Law (she held senior positions in several important offices in her country both at the federal and provincial level). She is currently a columnist for “Identidad Latina” (Hispanic newspaper, CT) and has published poems and short stories in books and anthologies.


Fabiola Rinaudo es escritora, abogada, periodista y crítica de cine argentina. Cinéfila precoz, tomó cursos y participó de talleres de Guión y de Escritura de Crítica de Cine con reconocidas y prestigiosas figuras del mundo de la crítica cinematográfica en su país. Sus críticas se publican en medios de prensa y redes sociales. Organizó talleres de Cine y Literatura y ha colaborado en la selección de películas para festivales. De vasta trayectoria en el campo del Derecho (ocupó cargos de importancia a nivel provincial y nacional en su país), es columnista del periódico hispano “Identidad Latina” (Hartford, CT) y tiene poesías y cuentos editados en libros y antologías.


 ( funámbula.Cine y crónicas de mundo). 


Oscar Gonzáles Barreto


Oscar González-Barreto, Ph.D., is a research scholar & FL Professor of Spanish literature and culture, and Film Studies. He is a former Associate Research Scholar of the Department of Iberia and Latin American Cultures at Columbia University (2014-2017), and former Senior Lector of Castilian-Spanish at Yale University's Dpt. of Spanish & Portuguese (2004-2014). He also taught language; Hispanic American literature and films at the rank of T.A. at the University of California, Irvine. 

He is co-author of the book, "Voces y cine en América Latina: El caso de Venezuela". Lima: FEC., 2011.

He is currently teaching courses on Hispanic and U.S Latino Cultures and Narratives, and Film Studies at St Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY.

Additionally, González-Barreto is a video producer and writer, assisting and working on a series of independent community projects. He is also a volunteer radio programmer at WPKN 89.5 FM Radio (Bridgeport, CT), and is in charge of the Film Program at I.D. Studio Theater in NY. He is a member of Foreign Press Association, NY., 

Ph.D (University of California, Irvine, CA)
Mass Media Communication (WSCU., CO)
Lic. en Letras (Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas)


Christian Ponce

Festival 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, Co-founder and Director of the Ecuadorian Film Festival in New York-EFFNY, and the Managing Director of the Venezuelan Film Festival in New York-VEFFNY, and a dedicated arts proponent. 

Nandar Godoy

Festival Co-Founder / Producer

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