ALEXANDRA CODINA MONICA & DAVID, Alexandra’s directing and producing debut, won Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival, was nominated for an Emmy Award, and premiered on HBO.  The film is airing in 33 countries and will soon launch in the UK school system.  Ali spent four years as Outreach Manager and Programmer for the Miami International Film Festival, curating year-round screenings, community workshops and educational programs.  Recipient of United Way’s Community Builder Award and Barry University’s Laudare Medal.  She is currently editing a short film about the final season of a corn farmer; and developing her next feature documentary set in the Everglades.

ALEXANDRA CODINA

MONICA & DAVID, Alexandra’s directing and producing debut, won Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival, was nominated for an Emmy Award, and premiered on HBO.  The film is airing in 33 countries and will soon launch in the UK school system.  Ali spent four years as Outreach Manager and Programmer for the Miami International Film Festival, curating year-round screenings, community workshops and educational programs.  Recipient of United Way’s Community Builder Award and Barry University’s Laudare Medal.  She is currently editing a short film about the final season of a corn farmer; and developing her next feature documentary set in the Everglades.

AYMEE CRUZALEGUI For more than a decade, Aymée Cruzalegui has been producing, directing and editing television programs for international companies such as MTV Networks, Nickelodeon Latin America and Discovery Channel. More recently, Aymée turned to documentary and directed, produced and edited POR MIS HIJOS (FOR THEM), a short which won top awards at: Documenta Madrid, Cine Las Americas, Miami Short Film Festival and NYC Short Film Festival.  Aymée is a South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellow for Visual & Media Arts and a Chicken & Egg Pictures grantee.  Currently, she is in pre-production on a feature documentary about transnational families.

AYMEE CRUZALEGUI

For more than a decade, Aymée Cruzalegui has been producing, directing and editing television programs for international companies such as MTV Networks, Nickelodeon Latin America and Discovery Channel. More recently, Aymée turned to documentary and directed, produced and edited POR MIS HIJOS (FOR THEM), a short which won top awards at: Documenta Madrid, Cine Las Americas, Miami Short Film Festival and NYC Short Film Festival.  Aymée is a South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellow for Visual & Media Arts and a Chicken & Egg Pictures grantee.  Currently, she is in pre-production on a feature documentary about transnational families.

DAVID FENSTER David Fenster’s three features (TRONA, PINCUS and OPUNTIA) and short films have screened at festivals and museums around the world including: Sundance; The Museum of Modern Art; The Pérez Art Museum; The Viennale; The Los Angeles Film Festival; True/False; and The Hammer Museum. PINCUS was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and his short film WOOD won Best Documentary Short at the Los Angeles Film Festival. WOOD is currently screening on POV. As a cinematographer he’s shot films for other directors, including MONICA & DAVID for Ali Codina which aired on HBO and was nominated for an Emmy. He’s taught film and video courses at the University of California San Diego and the California Institute of the Arts.

DAVID FENSTER

David Fenster’s three features (TRONA, PINCUS and OPUNTIA) and short films have screened at festivals and museums around the world including: Sundance; The Museum of Modern Art; The Pérez Art Museum; The Viennale; The Los Angeles Film Festival; True/False; and The Hammer Museum. PINCUS was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and his short film WOOD won Best Documentary Short at the Los Angeles Film Festival. WOOD is currently screening on POV. As a cinematographer he’s shot films for other directors, including MONICA & DAVID for Ali Codina which aired on HBO and was nominated for an Emmy. He’s taught film and video courses at the University of California San Diego and the California Institute of the Arts.

 
RHONDA MITRANI Raised by Cuban and Argentinean parents, Rhonda Mitrani left Miami for University of Michigan and then landed a job in post production for Miramax Films, New York.  She began her career in editing for independent film and television(ABC, Sundance, Showtime, MTV Latino,) until she until she made her first documentary, CUBA MIA , which premiered with Miami International Film Festival and broadcast on PBS.  Mitrani also established herself as a video artist, exhibiting at Dot Fifty One Gallery,  Wynwood Art Fair, The Girl’s Club Collection, TRIAD, London and now her first solo show at the Boca Museum of Art with her collaborative RPM Project.  Her most recent piece, BLUE is a film shot from three different points of view, projected as a triptych.      Mitrani is currently in post production with her short film, a satire on the pregnancy industry, SUPERMARKET, executive produced by Killer Content, a division of Killer Films. 

RHONDA MITRANI

Raised by Cuban and Argentinean parents, Rhonda Mitrani left Miami for University of Michigan and then landed a job in post production for Miramax Films, New York.  She began her career in editing for independent film and television(ABC, Sundance, Showtime, MTV Latino,) until she until she made her first documentary, CUBA MIA , which premiered with Miami International Film Festival and broadcast on PBS. 

Mitrani also established herself as a video artist, exhibiting at Dot Fifty One Gallery,  Wynwood Art Fair, The Girl’s Club Collection, TRIAD, London and now her first solo show at the Boca Museum of Art with her collaborative RPM Project.  Her most recent piece, BLUE is a film shot from three different points of view, projected as a triptych.     

Mitrani is currently in post production with her short film, a satire on the pregnancy industry, SUPERMARKET, executive produced by Killer Content, a division of Killer Films. 

JUAN CARLOS ZALDIVAR Cuban-born, Zaldívar lives and works in the United States. Zaldivar completed both his BFA and a Masters of Fine Arts at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he has also taught as an adjunct faculty. He tenured as full-time faculty at Miami International University's Institute of Art and Design. Zaldívar started his film career as a sound editor and designer, his work can be heard in Academy Nominated films such as Ang Lee's "Sense and Sensibility;" "On the ropes" and on HBO’s America Undercover, for which he garnered an Emmy nomination.  He is presently associate producer/cinematographer of the Virtual Reality short film “A History of Cuban Dance” (Sundance 2016; VRSE app) and associate producer of the anticipated follow up feature to the Academy Nominated documentary “The Buena Vista Social Club" currently entitled "Buena Vista Social Club: Adiós.”

JUAN CARLOS ZALDIVAR

Cuban-born, Zaldívar lives and works in the United States. Zaldivar completed both his BFA and a Masters of Fine Arts at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he has also taught as an adjunct faculty. He tenured as full-time faculty at Miami International University's Institute of Art and Design.

Zaldívar started his film career as a sound editor and designer, his work can be heard in Academy Nominated films such as Ang Lee's "Sense and Sensibility;" "On the ropes" and on HBO’s America Undercover, for which he garnered an Emmy nomination. 

He is presently associate producer/cinematographer of the Virtual Reality short film “A History of Cuban Dance” (Sundance 2016; VRSE app) and associate producer of the anticipated follow up feature to the Academy Nominated documentary “The Buena Vista Social Club" currently entitled "Buena Vista Social Club: Adiós.”