Friday, 22 March 2013 22:47

Meet ¡Cine Magnífico! Team

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Greetings film lovers, ABQ community, artists and accidental readers. This team is working hard to make this first ¡Cine Magnífico! Latino Festival a reality. Keep reading if you want to find out more about who we really are.

The gentleman on the left with the big smile is Roberto Appicciafoco, Festival Director. He has been organizing film festivals for ten years now so he gets quite excited when he is around movies. Organization and programming is what he does best. Roberto is in charge of two other film galas right now in the town of Albuquerque. If you want to know more about any of the film festivals Roberto is working on, ask him here:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

That happy woman right next to Roberto is Milly Castañeda. Perhaps you´ve seen her before. Milly has been hosting many cultural events on behalf of the Instituto Cervantes for several years now. Just to give you an example, she was responsible for organizing the Cervantes Writing Art Festival in April of 2012 which produced the beautiful mural you see in our background. Milly is the co-festival Director of Cine Magnifico and handles a lot of the fundraising. If you represent big or small business and would like to become a sponsor you can reach her at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or (505) - 724 – 4777Remember her next time you go to Marble Brewery.

Our next festival member is Keira Philipp-Schnurer from Ohio. She is responsible for Community Outreach for ¡Cine Magnífico!, and she oversees the community education (outreach) programs for the Latin American and Iberian Institute at the University of New Mexico. Her Spanish accent is beautiful. If you want to hire her for radio broadcasting in español, or you are interested in the awesome work she is doing around Latin American cultures and languages, you can reach her by emailing  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or by calling (505)  277 – 7047.

The guy on the far right is Fernando Gimeno. He´s a Spaniard, from Madrid who has been in New Mexico for only a month. Fernando is in charge of marketing, design and social media in general. No land or ocean is too big to traverse to discourage him from traveling (in his own words). We suspect he is also in town just to invite every artist in New Mexico for a drink. If you want to perform at one of our many pre-festivals events, please contact him at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and here (505) - 724 – 4777.

Remember to send us an email if you want to submit a film, or if you just have a general question about the Festival. There are Sponsorship packages available for interested institutions and business. Finally, we invite you to fill out the Volunteer Form if you believe you can help. 

Thank you for reading!

 

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Fernando

Spanish journalist, musician and film lover. He is in charge of marketing issues and coffee making at ¡Cine Magnífico! Albuquerque Film Festival.

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