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About DREFF

Since its creation in 2011, the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) –an initiative of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and the 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. brochure_dreff_eng_cover-1With a diverse selection of films and numerous panels, workshops, seminars, and community activities, 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, and non-governmental organizations, as well as wide audiences from all walks of life, the Festival serves as a catalyst for programs and projects that contribute to environmental and socio-economic sustainability. Thanks to the participation of more than 70 private, non-governmental and public institutions, every September the Festival reaches more than 10,000 viewers, in 11 cities in the Dominican Republic, with over 100 free film screenings at some 30 venues around the country. To fulfill GFDD/Funglode’s commitment to contribute to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, DREFF implements programs that operate throughout the year and work with diverse communities: ReCrearte, EcoHuertos, and RDescubre. It also organizes film screenings, panels, workshops, and activities with the community year round throughout the national territory.The DREFF Blog is a dynamic platform for information exchange and debate on issues related to the environment and sustainable development, at both the national and the international level. In its mission to promote environmental filmmaking and raise the level of public awareness, DREFF organizes the Premio Globo Verde Dominicano contest and produces its own documentaries.

Festival Staff

Presidente / President 
Dr. Leonel Fernández 

Comité asesor internacional
International Advisory Committee 
Charlotte Vick 
Debbie Kinder 
Denis Delestrac
Fabien Cousteau 
Gaetano Capizzi 
Jon Bowermaster 
Peter O’Brien 
Suzan Beraza 
Stuart Sender 

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

Directora / Director 
Natasha Despotovic 

Directora de Operaciones
Chief Operations Officer 
Yamile Eusebio Paulino 

Directora de Medios Digitales e Impresos
Director of Digital Media & Print Material 
Semiramis de Miranda 

Directora de Programación
Director of Programming 
María Victoria Abreu Malla 

Directora de Comunicación
Communications Director 
Miryam López 

Directora de Comunicaciones de Funglode
Funglode Communications Director
Elina María Cruz 

Contabilidad
Bookeeping
María Tapia  

Coordinadores de Paneles
Panels Coordinators
Arsenia Miranda
Catherine Florentino
Delia Blanco
Gabriela Márquez
Marc Jourdan
Omar Shamir Reynoso
Paul Goris

Coordinadora de talleres
Workshop Coordinator 
Miryam López

Coordinación con cineastas e invitados especiales
Filmmaker & Special Guests Liaisons 
Cristina Zegarra 
Sara Ureña

Coordinadora de eventos especiales
Special Events Coordinator
Cristina Zegarra
Janny Sánchez

Tráfico y movimiento de películas
Film Traffic
Reydi Moreta 

Asistente de Programación
Programming Assistant
Tatiana DaSilva

Asistentes de Multimedia
Multimedia Assistants
Ramón Cabrera
Juan Vásquez 

Asistente administrativa
Administrative Assistants 
Kenia Hernández

Asistentes de Comunicación
Communications Assistants 
Mariakarla Nodarse
Tatiana DaSilva
Jenny Almonte 
Danielis Fermin 
Edel Aguasanta

Asistente de redes sociales
Social Media Assistant 
Reydi Moreta

Diseño gráfico
Graphic Design 
Beatriz Rodil

Asistente de diseño gráfico
Graphic Design Assistant 
Sofia Cristina Tamayo Acosta

Diseñador de página web
Web Designer 
Jonathan Grullón

Coordinadora del App
App Coordinator 
Sara Ureña

Asistentes del App
App Assistants

Brandon Bonair
Neville Fitch

Premio Globo Verde Dominicano
Globo Verde Dominicano Award  
Semiramis de Miranda
Ivonne Vásquez
Reydi Moreta

Fotógrafos / Photographers
Anne Casalé 
Apolinar Moreno 
Jose Ulises Guzmán 
Ramón Cabrera 

Traductores de material escrito
Translators of Print Material 
Mariakarla Nodarse
Silvia Gutiérrez
Begoña Recaséns
Maureen Meehan

Asistentes de Operación
Operation Assistants 
Marielly Gallardo

Distribución de materiales impresos
Distribution of Printed Materials 
Arsenia Miranda 

Coordinadora de voluntarios y transporte
Volunteers and Transportation Coordinator
 
Marielly Gallardo

Asistente de transporte
Transportation Assistant

Sebastián Polanco 

Apoyo general
General Support 
Elisa Cely

Transmisión en linea
Live Transmition 
Paul Goris 

Con apoyo y colaboración Instituto Global de Multimedia (IGM) y Departamento Audiovisual de Funglode / With support and collaboration from Instituto Global de Multimedia (IGM) and the FUNGLODE Audiovisual Department 

Representantes en / Representatives in:

Santo Domingo
Academia de Ciencias de la República Dominicana
Mariela Ramírez 

Colegio Loyola
Diana Murcia 

Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE)
Loraine Amell
Milagros Rodríguez

Liceo Francés / Alianza Francesa de Santo Domingo
Marc Cabale
Jérôme Bousquet
José Moreno 

Instituto Técnico Superior Comunitario (ITSC)
Victor Delance 

Saint George School
Donald Gotz 

Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña (UNPHU)
José Rafael Espaillat
Dolly Martínez 

Embajada de Francia en la República Dominicana
Frederique Aubert
Carol Comas
Keyvan Sayar 

Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC)
Rosaura Pimentel

Palacio del Cine – Agora
Hugo Pagán

Biblioteca Infantil y Juvenil Republica Dominicana
Dulce Elvira de los Santos

Centro Cultural Narciso Gonzalez
Luis Amauris De los Santos
Claudia Lizardo 

The Colonial Gate 4D Cinema
Lenin Paulino
Cristóbal Justiniano 

Universidad APEC
María Cordero 

Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) Campus Santo Tomás de Aquino
Tamara Mera
Guillermo Vanderlinde 

Colegio Bilingue New Horizons
Priscilla Garrido
Nancy Canó 

Instituto Tecnológico de Las Américas (ITLA)
José Armando Tavarez
Carlos Miranda 

St. Michael’s School
Yvonne de Ripoll 

Museo Nacional de Historia Natural
Celeste Mir 

Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales
Ydalia Acevedo
Nina Lysenko
Maribel Chalas 

Caribbean Cinemas Acrópolis
Zumaya Cordero

Santiago
Centro León
Luis Felipe Rodríguez
José D' Laura

Colegio Bilingue New Horizons
Irka Taveras 

Colegio Dominicano Santiago
Melba Pacheco
Paula Bussi

Palacio del Cine- Bella Terra, Santiago
Hugo Pagan

Instituto Iberia
Víctor Martínez

Baní
Centro Cultural Perelló
Julia Castillo
Son Will Feliz 

Puerto Plata/Sosua
UTESA
Sol Graveley

Iván García Teatro Escuela
Arisleyda Beard

San Juan de la Maguana
Centro Cultural Monina Cámpora
Angelo Valenzuela 

La Vega
Casa de la Cultura de Constanza
José Ramón Peralta 

UNPHU – La Vega
Dolly Martínez
Scarlett Ramírez 

Samaná
Hotel Villa Serena, Las Galeras
Marina Dvornik
Fernando Robinson

Punta Cana
Puntacana Village
Jake Kheel
Candy Gómez 

 Bonao
Cinema Oasis
Wellington Mejía
Arelys Jerez  

La Romana
Caribbean Cinemas Multiplaza
Zumaya Cordero

Hermanas Mirabal (Salcedo)
Liceo Científico Dr. Miguel Canela Lázaro
Gabriel Maldonado 

Oficina Técnica Provincial de Salcedo
Caterina Clemente

DREFF’s Programs
Throughout the Year

Since the inception of the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) in 2011, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) has created and developed 6 year-round programs that make a significant contribution to the sustainable development of the Dominican Republic.

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