Feature Presentations

All screenings are free of charge and available online to audiences in NY, NJ and CT

Registration required • Foreign language films are subtitled in English

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Marina Fernandez Ferri is an independent filmmaker with experience producing multi award-winning features and short films that have been shown at international film festivals including Sundance, FICG, Montclair FF, Havana Film Festival or Cannes. Her work as producer starts in Spain, creating compelling content for TV. She followed her passion for filmmaking moving to NY and becoming an active member of Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, organization which she collaborated for her directorial debut of Temblor, exploring the feelings of an outsider in a foreign land. In 2019 she launched her company Brisa Pictures and produced the American part of the international film No Land's Man, by Mostofa Farooki.

Joe Rollins is professor of political science at Queens College, CUNY. He is the author of two books, many  scholarly articles and reviews, and is a former Co-Editor of Women’s Studies Quarterly. He teaches courses on  gender, sexuality, law, and popular culture.  

Flavio Florencio is a Mexican-Argentinian filmmaker. His work has been featured in a slew of prominent print, TV and online  media including CNN, Huffpost, Indie Wire and Attitude Magazine. He was listed as a ‘Mexican Filmmaker on  the Rise’ by the influential Hollywood trade, VARIETY. Florencio was recognized for his critically-acclaimed  documentary feature debut Made in Bangkok. As a TV host, he produced, directed and created a VICE series  about the transgender community in Mexico. One of the episodes, Victims of Vanity is the most viewed  documentary on Vice in Spanish with more than 4.5 million hits. At the moment he is a UN WOMAN film  consultant and is working on his first fiction feature I’m very much in love with you based on a tragic event in  Cameroon.

Alvaro Baquero-Pecino is an Assistant Professor at the College of Staten Island, CUNY. He obtained a double degree in Hispanic Philology, and Literary Theory and Comparative Literature from the University of Granada (Spain). He also earned a M.A. in Spanish from New Mexico State University, and received his Ph.D. in Literature and Cultural Studies from Georgetown University. His main research interests include Contemporary Peninsular and Latin American Literature and Culture, Film Studies, Immigration, Violence, Crime Fiction, and Trauma Narratives. 

Miguel Rueda studied Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Animation and Multimedia in Bogotá, Colombia. In 2008 he founded AguijonFilms in New York with the purpose of creating and participating in animation projects, films and multimedia. He has been invited to present his work at several film festivals, as well as to speak at Yale  University and CUNY to talk about the animation process.

Silvina Sterin Pensel Is an Argentine multiplatform journalist and producer based in New York City and the Big Apple Correspondent  for Radio France Internationale RFi en español, the Paris based public radio conglomerate. Ms. Sterin Pensel has almost twenty years of experience as a journalist and has worked in different roles; from  producer to anchor in several news shows. In 2003 she was part of the small team of seasoned reporters who  founded NY1Noticias, the Hispanic sister to NY1, a true New York ‘s local news staple. She also worked as a  Correspondent for TV Azteca, the Mexican network and for Todo Noticias TN, the biggest Argentine 24-hour news network based in Buenos Aires. 


In addition to her journalistic work, Ms. Sterin Pensel produced documentaries for Discovery, National  Geographic the History Channel and Anima Films. Silvina arrived in NYC two weeks before 9/11 to complete  her Masters in Journalism at NYU and the events of that day shaped her New York experience forever. To see  the city she has chosen to live in, in such a desperate situation, made her love NY even more. For more than a decade, she wrote “Good People”, “Buena Gente”, a Sunday column at El Diario La Prensa  newspaper where she profiled New Yorkers from all walks of life who did something for the common good  and for the betterment of society at large. She lives in Manhattan with her family and can usually be found  running around New York her camera on one hand, her tripod on the other. 

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