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September 13-18, 2016

The Festival

Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival
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Since its creation 2011, the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF)- an initiative of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode) -has been providing Dominicans with a platform of knowledge and debate on the environment and sustainable development, along with its challenges and best practices while celebrating the unique beauty and wealth that is the Dominican Republic’s natural heritage.

With a diverse selection of films and numerous panels, workshops, seminars, and community activities, the DREFF promotes dialogue and the exchange of knowledge and experience, inspiring Dominicans to adopt actions that contribute to the appreciation, conservation, and sustainable use of their environmental resources.

By bringing together young people, scholars, experts, activists, filmmakers, representatives from the public and private sector, non-governmental organizations, as well as wide audiences from all walks of life, the Festival promotes programs and projects that contribute to environmental protection, conservation, and sustainability.

Thanks to the participation of more than 60 private institutions, non-governmental and public, every September the Festival reaches more than 7,000 viewers in around 10 cities in the Dominican Republic, with over 80 free film screenings at some 30 venues around the country.

Fulfilling GFDD/Funglode’s commitment to contribute to meeting the Sustainable Development Objectives, the DREFF implements 3 programs that operate throughout the year that work with diverse communities: ReCrearteEcoHuertosRDescubre.

In its mission to promote the production of environmental films and to raise the level of public awareness, the DREFF organizes the Premio Globo Verde Dominicano Award and the Environmental Film Screening program, produces its own documentaries, and constantly updates the Film Festival’s blog.

The DREFF is a member of the Green Film Network, an international network that groups together 30 of the most important environmental film festivals in the world.

Festival Staff:

President
Dr. Leonel Fernández

International Advisory Committee
Charlotte Vick
Debbie Kinder
Fabien Cousteau
Gaetano Capizzi
Jon Bowermaster
Peter O’Brien
Suzan Bezara
Stuart Sender

National Advisory Committee
Adolfo López
Cesareo Guillermo
Eladio Fernández
Ernesto Reyna
Fernando Báez
Ginny Heinsen
Idelisa Bonelly
Jake Kheel
José Miguel González Cuadra
Lissette Fernández
Marialicia Urbaneja
Máximo Rodríguez
Melania Milagros Rodríguez
Melba Grullón
Omar Ramírez
Oswaldo Vásquez
Rosaura Pimentel
Ydalia Acevedo Monegro

Director
Natasha Despotovic

Chief Operations Officer
Yamile Eusebio Paulino

Director of Digital Media & Print Material
Semiramis de Miranda

Director of Programming
María Victoria Abreu Malla

Communications Director
Miryam López
Elina María Cruz

Financial Director
Ramón Cruz

Multimedia Manager
Alexandra Tabar

Panels Coordinators
Catherine Florentino
Claire Guillemin
Cristiana Cruz Minier
Christty Armand
Marc Jourdan
Omar Shamir Reynoso
Paul Goris

Hotel Liaison
Cristina Zegarra

Workshop Coordinator
Miryam López

Filmmaker & Special Guests Liaisons
Cristina Zegarra
Vanesa Puertas

Special Events Coordinator
Janny Sánchez

Film Traffic
Moisés Abreu

Multimedia Assistants
Sergio Díaz
Ramón Cabrera

Administrative Assistants
Kenia Hernández

Communications Assistants
Casey Phillips
Sara Ureña
Jenny Almonte
Danielis Fermin
Edel Aguasanta
Gabriela Amezquita

Social Media Assistant
Reydi Moreta

Graphic Designer
María Montas
Beatriz Rodil
Sofia Cristina Tamayo Acosta

Web Designer
Jonathan Grullón

App coordinator
Vanessa Puertas

Globo Verde Dominicano Award Coordinator
Alexandra Tabar

Photographers
Alexandra Tabar
Anne Casalé
Apolinar Moreno
Jose Ulises Guzmán
Ramón Cabrera

Translators of Print Material
Silvia Gutíerrez
Maureen Meehan

Operation Assistants
Marielly Gallardo
Reyna Mendoza

Distribution of Printed Materials
Arsenia Miranda

Ground Transportation
Sebastián Polanco

General Support
Elisa Cely

Volunteer Coordinators
Arsenia Miranda
Reyna Mendoza

Live Transmition
Paul Goris

With support and collaboration from Instituto Global de Multimedia (IGM) and the FUNGLODE Audiovisual Department

Representatives in

Santiago:
Centro Cultural Eduardo León Jiménes
Luis Felipe Rodríguez
José D’Laura
Awilda Reyes

Instituto Iberia
Víctor Martínez

Palacio del Cine
Octavio Callejas

Santo Domingo:
Academia de Ciencias de la República Dominicana
Milcíades Mejía

Biblioteca Infantil y Juvenil Republica Dominicana
Dulce Elvira De los Santos

Centro Cultural Narciso González
Luis Amauris De Los Santos

Colegio Loyola
Diana Murcia

INTEC
Rosaura Pimentel

The Colonial Gate Cinema
Cristóbal Justiniano
Lenin Paulino

Palacio del Cine Agora Mall
Octavio Callejas

PUCMM – RSTA
Tamara Mera
Guillermo Van der Linde

UNIBE
Loraine Amell
Melania Rodríguez

UNPHU
José Rafael Espaillat
Dolly Martínez

La Vega:
Casa de la Cultura de Constanza
José Ramon Peralta Michel

Puerto Plata:
Cluster Turístico del Destino Puerto Plata
Jakaira Cid

Baní:
Centro Cultural Perelló
Julia Castillo

Bonao:
Cinema Oasis
Wellington Mejía

San Juan de la Maguana:
Centro Cultural Molina Cámpora
Ángelo Valenzuela

San Francisco de Macorís:
Universidad Católica Nordestana
Florencio de la Cruz

Samaná:
Hotel Villa Serena
Marina Dvornik
Fernando Henríquez

Sponsors and Collaborators

We thank our partners, sponsors, collaborators and friends.

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