Dan Sandford   Dan Sandford was Director of Graduate Admissions for the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University for over 31 years before his recent retirement. A native of Mexico, he is currently working on a number of projects relating to Mexican culture, including a documentary on the ways Dias de Muertos observances vary from region to region, and the promotion of a photo exhibit by Paul Owen, NYU faculty member, to bring awareness of the issue of femicide in Mexico. Dan is the founder of the Inter Exchange Mexican Artist Network, IMAN, an informal organization seeking to bring together Mexican Artists of different backgrounds who reside, study and/or carry out their artistic work in the NYC area. He has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Latin American Film Center (LAFC) based in New York City. r.

Dan Sandford

Dan Sandford was Director of Graduate Admissions for the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University for over 31 years before his recent retirement. A native of Mexico, he is currently working on a number of projects relating to Mexican culture, including a documentary on the ways Dias de Muertos observances vary from region to region, and the promotion of a photo exhibit by Paul Owen, NYU faculty member, to bring awareness of the issue of femicide in Mexico. Dan is the founder of the Inter Exchange Mexican Artist Network, IMAN, an informal organization seeking to bring together Mexican Artists of different backgrounds who reside, study and/or carry out their artistic work in the NYC area. He has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Latin American Film Center (LAFC) based in New York City. r.

Guillermo Barreira   Guillermo Barreira studied the degree in Media and Communications at the University Cardenal Herrera or Valencia (Spain); he studied his last semester abroad at the Malmö Högskola, Sweden, where he made a final thesis documentary around the topic of the cultural contrasts of the city of Malmö. Later he studied the semester course Writing for Comedy at the School of Film and Audiovisuals of Madrid (Ecam). He went to New York in 2006 to study 1 Year Filmmaking. Later, in 2010, he studied a Master in Fine Arts in Visual Arts and Multimedia at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) After his first studies, he worked in entry level in film and TV companies in Spain and New York, and made numerous short films that took place in different film festivals, the most rewarded of which was “Burking”. In the meantime he worked portrait photography and vide art and his his art exposes in different art galleries, being a resident artist at the gallery Art Nobel in Barcelona. In 2010 he opened the production company Codebreaker Productions in New York City. With this company he catered with equipment and crew numerous film, fashion, commercial, and music video productions. He was also producer for several short films, including “Ways” and “Chromosome 4”. He worked as Cinematographer in several productions, including feature films “Cries of the Unborn” and “Nectar”. In 2016 he premiered at the Chelsea Film Festival his first feature film as Director, “The invisible worm” with production company Cosmos Entertainment. He also worked as Cinematographer in this film. At this moment, his last feature film, a comedy shot in Spain, “Edgar”, is currently in post production and was produced with his Spanish production company Vit Katt Producciones.

Guillermo Barreira

Guillermo Barreira studied the degree in Media and Communications at the University Cardenal Herrera or Valencia (Spain); he studied his last semester abroad at the Malmö Högskola, Sweden, where he made a final thesis documentary around the topic of the cultural contrasts of the city of Malmö. Later he studied the semester course Writing for Comedy at the School of Film and Audiovisuals of Madrid (Ecam). He went to New York in 2006 to study 1 Year Filmmaking. Later, in 2010, he studied a Master in Fine Arts in Visual Arts and Multimedia at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) After his first studies, he worked in entry level in film and TV companies in Spain and New York, and made numerous short films that took place in different film festivals, the most rewarded of which was “Burking”. In the meantime he worked portrait photography and vide art and his his art exposes in different art galleries, being a resident artist at the gallery Art Nobel in Barcelona. In 2010 he opened the production company Codebreaker Productions in New York City. With this company he catered with equipment and crew numerous film, fashion, commercial, and music video productions. He was also producer for several short films, including “Ways” and “Chromosome 4”. He worked as Cinematographer in several productions, including feature films “Cries of the Unborn” and “Nectar”. In 2016 he premiered at the Chelsea Film Festival his first feature film as Director, “The invisible worm” with production company Cosmos Entertainment. He also worked as Cinematographer in this film. At this moment, his last feature film, a comedy shot in Spain, “Edgar”, is currently in post production and was produced with his Spanish production company Vit Katt Producciones.

Antonio Roberto Morgan     Antonio Roberto Morgan Montilla is a Panamanian diplomat and film festival organizer. He founded the historical Film Club of the Instituto Nacional in Panama. For twenty-two years, he organized the laureate international film festivals of Panama. This undertaking event captured attention reaching a new expression ever experienced in Panama. Under the extraordinary organization and continental projection that printed them, the international film festivals in Panama reached notoriety among producers, actors and promoters of the seventh art in Latin America and Europe. His tenacity and determination  remained for two decades to Panama in a relevant place in this field and as a consequence the Republic of Panama became an important tourist destination especially during presentations of the Film Festival. The exceptional merits deployed by the organization and international promotion of the film festivals of Panama, have been recognized by the film institutes of the French Republic, Argentina, Chile and Brazil. He was distinguished with the Lumière film “order” of the Government of France in 1966; the “order to the merit” of the National Institute of culture, in its own right in 1983; the “order Cavaliere” to the merit of the Republic of Italy in 1970; “Distinguished citizen of Rio de Janeiro” in 1985; “Proclamacion” of the Council Municipal of New York City in 1998, and in 2003 the Mayor’s Office of Panama, stated it “Guest of Honor” of the District of Panama, and was awarded the “key to the city”. Robert has represented his country in the diplomatic sphere as Consul General of the Republic of Panama with the Government of Sao Paulo State and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was Adviser for Consular Affairs Consular society of São Paulo, Brazil; Executive Secretary in the Consular society of São Paulo; Official support to the Consulate General of the Republic of San Marino for his delegation to the “ECO92” World Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper “Consulates News” of the diplomatic corps He is currently the editor of the monthly “Presence Panamanian e Hispanic News”, which is published in New York City since 1994 and has managed print run of more than one million copies in print, as well as television program approaches Panamanians and of Latin Americans.

Antonio Roberto Morgan

Antonio Roberto Morgan Montilla is a Panamanian diplomat and film festival organizer. He founded the historical Film Club of the Instituto Nacional in Panama. For twenty-two years, he organized the laureate international film festivals of Panama. This undertaking event captured attention reaching a new expression ever experienced in Panama. Under the extraordinary organization and continental projection that printed them, the international film festivals in Panama reached notoriety among producers, actors and promoters of the seventh art in Latin America and Europe. His tenacity and determination remained for two decades to Panama in a relevant place in this field and as a consequence the Republic of Panama became an important tourist destination especially during presentations of the Film Festival. The exceptional merits deployed by the organization and international promotion of the film festivals of Panama, have been recognized by the film institutes of the French Republic, Argentina, Chile and Brazil. He was distinguished with the Lumière film “order” of the Government of France in 1966; the “order to the merit” of the National Institute of culture, in its own right in 1983; the “order Cavaliere” to the merit of the Republic of Italy in 1970; “Distinguished citizen of Rio de Janeiro” in 1985; “Proclamacion” of the Council Municipal of New York City in 1998, and in 2003 the Mayor’s Office of Panama, stated it “Guest of Honor” of the District of Panama, and was awarded the “key to the city”. Robert has represented his country in the diplomatic sphere as Consul General of the Republic of Panama with the Government of Sao Paulo State and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was Adviser for Consular Affairs Consular society of São Paulo, Brazil; Executive Secretary in the Consular society of São Paulo; Official support to the Consulate General of the Republic of San Marino for his delegation to the “ECO92” World Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper “Consulates News” of the diplomatic corps He is currently the editor of the monthly “Presence Panamanian e Hispanic News”, which is published in New York City since 1994 and has managed print run of more than one million copies in print, as well as television program approaches Panamanians and of Latin Americans.

 
Christy Yanis   Christy Yanis lives in the Lower East Side and is of Guatemalan and Puerto Rican descent. A community activist, who love arts, film and Latinx culture. She and her sister, Shirley, review films on their Youtube Channel Geekettes Chat. She worked as a production assistant on the Millie and Lords film and was the Marketing Assistant at El Museo Del Barrio. Currently, she is working on a short film about zombies in public housing.

Christy Yanis

Christy Yanis lives in the Lower East Side and is of Guatemalan and Puerto Rican descent. A community activist, who love arts, film and Latinx culture. She and her sister, Shirley, review films on their Youtube Channel Geekettes Chat. She worked as a production assistant on the Millie and Lords film and was the Marketing Assistant at El Museo Del Barrio. Currently, she is working on a short film about zombies in public housing.

Shirley Yanis   Shirley Yanis is of Guatemalan and Puerto Rican descent from the Lower East Side. A graduate from the City College of New York. She loves reading, movies and her Latinx culture. Shirley and her sister, Christy, have a Youtube show called Geekettes Chat, where they review films and other Pop Culture occurrences. She also did press and social media promotion for the film Millie and the Lords.

Shirley Yanis

Shirley Yanis is of Guatemalan and Puerto Rican descent from the Lower East Side. A graduate from the City College of New York. She loves reading, movies and her Latinx culture. Shirley and her sister, Christy, have a Youtube show called Geekettes Chat, where they review films and other Pop Culture occurrences. She also did press and social media promotion for the film Millie and the Lords.