Corto Circuito was formed ten years ago to showcase short films made by filmmakers from and about Latin America, Spain and the United States.

The festival is unique in its mission to promote a wider and deeper understanding of the roots, life and diverse cultures of the Spanish and Portuguese speaking communities.


Each year, the selections include animated and fictional short films, as well as documentaries and experimental works, many of which will be U.S and N.Y. premieres.

The Festival involves multiple programs, Q&A’s and fiestas to celebrate the contributions Latino cultures have made to New York’s cultural landscape.

DIANA VARGAS – Artistic Director


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Diana is the founder and programmer for NYU’s CortoCircuito Latino Short Film Festival of New York. She is also the artistic director and programmer of Havana Film Festival New York. She works as a producer and media liaison with CUNY-TV series Nueva York for which she has received five consecutive Emmys.

Diana has also been part of the Cinema Tropical team, an organization dedicated to distributing and promoting Latino films in the United States, and LART (Latino Artists Round Table) and Celebrate Mexico Now.

She received several international awards for the documentary series Rostros y Rastros. She also works as media consultant for several cultural events in New York City, specializing in film, theater and music festivals. As a journalist she has published in newspapers and magazines including Hoy (New York City), El Puente Latino, Kinetoscopio (Colombia) and La Opinión (Los Angeles).

Contact info: press@dianavargas.com

LAURA TUREGANO – Associate Director of NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center and Festival Coordinator


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Ms. Turégano has eighteen years of experience in cultural diplomacy, philanthropy and public affairs, with specific expertise  in planning and producing major arts and cultural events. Her professional life has taken her to different countries, including Jordan where she worked for the European Commission. An alumna of NYU, she also studied in Spain and Belgium. A native of Madrid, Spain, Laura is fluent in Spanish and English, and proficient in French. Recently, she was the editor of the Spain issue of Latin Lover Food & Travel Magazine. She has been Associate Director of NYU’s King Juan Carlos Center for the past twelve years.