CREATIVE TEAM

 

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Marángeli Mejía-Rabell
Festival Director

Marángeli Mejía Rabell is a Puerto Rico-born, Philadelphia-based cultural producer and community development practitioner whose work is centered on cross sector partnerships, collective impact arts & culture as a tool for social change and community revitalization. As Co Founder of AfroTaino Productions, she curates, co-designs and executes arts/culture programming, campaigns, special events and projects in public and private arena targeting multicultural audiences.. Some of her most recent collaborations include Pepon Osorio’s reForm at Tyler Contemporary and BrideNext, a Building Audience Demand project with Marty Pottenger and Bienvenidos Blancos with Team Sunshine Performance Corporation.

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Laiza Santos
Communications Director

Laiza Santos is a social media storyteller, content creator, and marketing manager. Born and raised in the Philly, her roots are embedded in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. She started her career working in the Latino community through local communications in the city of Philadelphia while becoming involved in small and large scale events. From working for the 2016 Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention to covering the annual Fearless Conference, Laiza has worked with various audiences with specific interests, expanding her insight on content creation in a new and creative way, every single time. She has started working with the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival in 2014 and since then hopes to continue telling the story of Latino cinema through Philadelphia's eyes on social media.

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Didier García
Creative & Design Director

Hailing originally from Dominican Republic and raised in Queens, New York, Didier García is an art director and graphic designer living, loving and working in Philly and abroad. With 14 years of experience in print, branding and interactive design, he passionately creates simple, beautiful, and effective design solutions for a variety of noted individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations.

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2019 Festival Staff

 

GLENDALEE GOMEZ
Sponsorships Manager

KRISTAL SOTOMAYOR
Festival Programming Coordinator

Daniel De Jesus
Youth Salon Coordinator

FRANCES VELAZquez
Submissions Coordinator

LeonRAYMOND Mitchell
Technical Coordinator