DIANA VARGAS

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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. She also works as media consultant for several cultural events in New York City spanning film, music and theater.

CAROLE ROSENBERG

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Carole Rosenberg is a distinguished member of the art world. For more than forty years, she has made significant contributions to New York’s cultural landscape as an art dealer, curator and philanthropic leader. The Havana Film Festival New York is one of the many projects she has undertaken in an effort to nurture cultural exchange, artistic development and understanding between the peoples of the U.S. and Cuba. She is President of the American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, a member of the Honorary Committee of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba and serves on the art and garden committees at Long House Reserve in East Hampton and the Community Board of The Water Mill Center.