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Cinema of the Americas Committee

The Cinema of the Americas Committee is made up of enthusiastic and committed individuals who support and promote the activities of the Cinema of the Americas program at the Chicago International Film Festival. The Cinema of the Americas Program features innovative works and exciting new voices in filmmaking emerging from South and Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Supported by a grant from the Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the Program includes a series of thought-provoking public programs, including panel discussions, filmmaker conversations, and post-screening receptions at which the filmmakers and local film experts, professionals, and audience members can interact, teach, discuss, and exchange ideas.

Cinema of the Americas Committee Members

Jorge Valdivia
Director of Performing Arts
National Museum of Mexican Art

Vincent Cordero
Vice President and General Manager
Univision 66 WGBO, TeleFutura 60 WXFT

Jorge Felix
Art Director and Non Profit Consultant
Independent/Free Lance

Beatriz Margain
Cultural Attaché
Consulate General of Mexico

Counselor Ana Elisa de M. P. Pupo Netto
Deputy Consul General
Consulate-General of the Federative Republic of Brazil

Miguel Silveira
Independent Filmmaker
Pangea Media Productions.