ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
SOBRE EL FESTIVAL
Corto Circuito was formed 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, Portuguese and indigenous 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 Colombia 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.
ABOUT CORTO CIRCUITO: HOME EDITION
SOBRE CORTO CIRCUITO: CINEMA VIRTUAL
The purpose of this festival, which we have decided to call Corto Circuito Home Edition / Virtual Cinema 2020, is to share moving, high-quality stories from Spain, Latin America, and Latinos in the U.S. that embody the notion of EMPATHY (the theme we have designated for this year’s program) in an environment of healthy social distancing. Viewers will be able to access movies unavailable on other platforms from their own homes and join conversations that seek to build bridges of understanding and inclusion. For the first time Corto Circuito Latino ShortFest will simultaneously take place in four states of United States (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Texas) and in Colombia, in Cali and its Pacific area.
CORTO CIRCUITO LATINO SHORTFEST OF NEW YORK
Diana is a New York based film programmer and TV producer. She has been part of Havana Film Festival New York’s team since 2001 and its artistic director / programmer since 2003. Her tireless dedication to Latin American cinema includes programming multiple showcases taking place in New York throughout the year, such as Corto Circuito, the Latino Shorts Film Festival of New York, that since 2014 has a new circuit in Cali, Colombia. The Americas Film Festival NY (TAFFNY), Ícaro Film Festival New York (a festival dedicated to promoting Central American cinema), HBO NY Latino Film Festival, the Lima Film Festival in Peru and, IndieBo, the Bogota Independent Film Festival in Colombia. Diana is the U.S. representative of the International School of Film and TV in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. She has also worked in several award-winning documentaries and written for different publications. As a producer for CUNY-TV series Nueva York, Diana has received seven Emmys and is the producer and co-creator of the new show LATiNAS, that highlights the accomplishment of Latino women in U.S. She also works as media consultant for several cultural events in New York City spanning film, music and theater.
Ms. Turégano has twenty five years of experience in cultural diplomacy, international relations, philanthropy and public affairs, with specific expertise in planning and producing major arts and cultural events, with emphasis in film festivals. 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. She was the editor of the Spain issue of Latin Lover Food & Travel Magazine and worked for Variety. She has been Associate Director of NYU’s King Juan Carlos Center for the past sixteen years, where she has organized a large amount of cultural events.
CORTO CIRCUITO CALI
With a professional career of more than 30 years, this social communicator with a Masters in Political Studies, has worked as a journalist, communication consultant, teacher, event operator and manager of cultural entrepreneurship projects and blogger. She coordinated the editorial pages and was a columnist for the newspaper El País de Cali; was nominated for the Simón Bolívar National Journalism Award on two occasions; directed the Noticiero Notipacífico of Telepacífico and was a correspondent for national newscasts. She is the founder of the creative agency IPB, from which she leads business, government and creative industry projects; and management of strategic communication and crisis processes for companies in various sectors of the national economy. She is co-founder and executive director of Corto Circuito Cali in its five versions since 2015. In 2019 she ventured with La Bernardi, a digital cultural research project. She is co-founder of the Slow Food Cali Convivium from where initiatives are articulated to make the philosophy of the international Slow Food Movement visible to the community.
Founder of Quijote Communication Strategies, from where he has built an effective direction of communication for multinational, national and local companies. Social communicator-journalist and specialist in audiovisual production from the Universidad del Valle. He has a Masters in the Political Sciences from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and 27 years of experience in national and local media. He has led communication processes in entities such as the Government of Valle, the Unit for Victims, the Ministry of Culture, among others. He has been a teacher at the Universidad Autónoma de Occidente, Javeriana and Santiago de Cali. He is currently the National Coordinator of Workshop Schools of Colombia, Ministry of Culture.