Sara Bensadon is native to Madrid, Spain, and has been trained in the French education system. While her primary studies have been in Biological Sciences, Sara’s passion for literature and the arts has followed her throughout the way. She earned a Master’s in Creative Writing from the Escuela Contemporánea de Humanidades in Madrid and was selected to coordinate weekly Creative Writing workshops for seven years. She writes short stories and poetry, and has been published in annual short story compilations. Additionally, she has been the producer and host of two shows: “Cuidarse es un arte”, a Spanish radio program on Nutrition and Health issues, and “A través del espejo”, a Mexican TV Interview program with local thinkers. Sara is fluent in Spanish and French. She loves watching and discussing films and plays and is an avid reader.
Denise De La Vega, a Miami native, is a graduate from Miami Dade College’s School of Entertainment & Design Technology. During her time at school she received scholarships from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and was President the college’s chapter of The Golden Key International Honour Society. She has written and directed documentary and short films. Her work has been featured on WLRN, NPR, and CNN en Español. In addition to her film studies, she also teaches kids, teens, & adults at MDC’s Community School of Continuing Education. Her passions include viewing and making films and helping serve the community by educating and inspiring the future generation.
Isabelle Lambert, Programming Director and Founder has previously worked as a scriptwriter for TV serials in France and was in charge of developing the South American Markets of interactive TV for a European company subsequently bought by Canal +. In the 1990s, Ms Lambert started to manage a team of writers and readers for Cinedition, a French company in Paris. Her artistic background (Fashion design school) combined with two law degrees (Business and Inheritance Law) is enriched by the fact she speaks fluently German, Italian, English and Spanish. Ms. Lambert founded Red Chemistry, Inc. in 2006 to share her passion for European cinema with the diverse audiences in South Florida.
Gregory Durieu, is a French journalist hosting a TV show every morning on a French TV in Florida. He is also working for a various publications in the United States, France and Australia. Passionate by the movie industry, he used to co-host a radio show, ten years ago in France, regarding movie reviews. Enthusiast of discoveries and escape, dreamer and rather gourmand, Gregory Durieu has for a long time the taste for cinema, very inspiring for him.
Claudio Marcotulli is a Miami-based filmmaker and performer interested in exploring the surreal through symbolism, absurdity and ill-conceived characters. Initially trained as Aeronautical Engineer, Claudio received his B.F.A from Emerson College in Boston, and M.F.A in Film Production from the Miami International University of Art and Design. His cinematographic work includes Biscayne Blues, a short film selected for the Miami short Film Festival (2016); Umbilical Limbo, a dance film selected for Tigertail’s ScreenDance Miami (2015); Labyrinth, a dance film created in collaboration with choreographer Sandra Portal-Andreu; Heterodox, a dance film funded by the Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council in collaboration with choreographer Pioneer Winter and Zenú, a new surreal short film capturing the grandiosity and mysticism of Miami’s Little River, where he acts and directs. Claudio’s interest in performing arts grew from collaborations with performance artists. He has performed with Antiheroes Project, a Hispanic theater company directed by Jose Manuel Dominguez and performance artist Becky Flowers. Claudio’s work has been presented at the Bakehouse Art Complex, Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami Beach Cinemateque, Miami Performance Festival, Inkub8 and Miami Dade County Public Libraries and has received support from The Awesome Foundation and the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Creative Capital Professional Development Program. Claudio has taught TV and Film Production and Miami Dade College and currently teaches high school students at Florida Film Institute.
Ural Morris has more than 25 years of professional film and television experience. Ural began to diversify in the industry, becoming actor, writer and editor. He also participated in professional film workshops, with notables such as production designer Wynn Thomas, the editor for Spike Lee’s Mo Better Blues, Sam Pollard, and Cuban film director Sergio Giral. Ural Directed The Black Entrepreneur TV series, broadcasted on national PBS. He has also volunteered his skills to help produce promotional videos for Americans for Immigrant Justice, formally FIAC. Ural is presently working on advertisements, documentaries, animation projects, two screenplays and also serves as a trainer and speaker for the Cinemagique program in Hialeah.
Cesar Barroso | Photographer | Cesar has been photographing for 16 years. He was a member of the Brazilian Association of Photography of Art, in Rio de Janeiro, and of the Bakehouse Art Complex, in Miami. His main themes are botanicals(solo exhibits in Brazil, Italy and the United States), architecture and people. Recently he exhibited photographs of the Baroque architecture work of Michelangelo and Borromini, in Coral Gables. His most recent work is a low-income family students Halloween party in Liberty City, Miami. At the moment he writes a pictorial book of a visit to Portugal in 2016. In 2009 he wrote two articles for the Ibero American International Magine, about the Peruvian photographer Martin Chambi, and about his work “Botanical Beings”; and he was featured in the Brazilian photography magazine “Fotografe Melhor”. He will be running workshops in Hialeah and Liberty City.