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A project of the American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba and holder of the most extensive library of Cuban films in the US, the Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) presents prominent and emerging Cuban filmmakers as well as screenings of award-winning classic and newly-released Cuban films.
Carole Rosenberg

Carole Rosenberg

Executive Director

Carole Rosenberg is the President of the American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba. She is an Art Consultant and Curator, as well as a Member of the Honorary Committee for the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba; President of the Lotos Club Foundation; and Vice President of Alex Rosenberg Fine Art.

Diana Vargas

Diana Vargas

Artistic Director

Diana is an integral member of the selection and programming committees for the Havana Film Festival in New York and CortoCircuito/ShortCuts Latino Short Film Festival of New York. She is also a producer and media liaison with the CUNY-TV series Nueva York for which she has received two consecutive Emmys. Diana works in the publicity and promotion of cultural events in New York City, specializing in film and music festivals such as Latino Cultural Festival of Queens Theatre in the Park and Celebrate Mexico Now Festival. She has also been part of the Cinema Tropical team, an organization dedicated to distributing and promoting Latino films in the United States, and LART (Latino Artists Round Table). She received several international awards for the documentary series Rostros y Rastros. As a journalist she has published in newspapers and magazines including Hoy (New York City), El Puente Latino, Kinetoscopio (Colombia) and La Opinión (Los Angeles). She also has served as juror in many international film festival and curated programs for different organizations in Latin America and U.S.

Sarah Miller

Sarah B. Miller

Production Manager

Sarah has volunteered with HFFNY since it was founded in 2000. Prior to becoming the full-time Festival Coordinator, she worked for J.P. Morgan, developing a new department in their Buenos Aires office. Her previous experience includes teaching English as a second language, and working for a travel company. She studied art history and has degrees from the University of Chicago and Northwestern University.

Pilar Rico - Programming Assistant, Hospitality,& Traffic Coordinator - pilar@hffny.com
Davida Blackman - Special Events / Volunteer Coordinator - volunteer@hffny.com
Rosa Tejada - Treasurer -
Marcos Fernandez - Promotions
Giovanni Quinche - Graphic Designer
Catalina Cortazar - Web Designer
Interns: Meredith Wade - Carlos Hernandez - Alison Kahler