Awards 2024
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Board of Presidents

Kimberly Douglas

Founder & CEO

Originally from Hollywood, CA, Kimberly Douglas has 15 years of experience in the entertainment industry both in front of and behind the camera. Starting in South Florida as an actress, she has starred in dozens of commercials, infomercials, and independent films. In Los Angles, for a decade she has guest-starred in over 30 network shows.

Tiffany Porter

Founder & Executive Director

Having been in the performing arts from the tender age of 2, Tiffany Porter has a broad range of experience both in front of and behind the scenes. A multi-disciplinary artist by trade, Tiffany has been involved in music, fine art, film, fashion, theater, events and more. She was also the founder and Executive Director of the Wollongong Lights Film-Makers Club.

Nicolas Morgan

President of Operations

Trained in the art of filmmaking at Miami- Dade College where he learned to write, produce and direct films. He worked as a set carpenter with Propmasters of Miami, then further moved on to design and build sets for theater, film and television commercials. He has been both in front of and behind the camera since 1993.

Kyle Meacham

President of Design & Technology

Kyle Meacham 28 years old is the Founder & standing Chief Executive Officer of Minnesota Multimedia founded in January 2019. His knowledge base shines all throughout Digital Multimedia Industry. Locally known for his expertise & credibility in Web Development & Design along with multiple specialties in Camera & Video Production.  Pass times: Volunteering, Bird Watching, Fishing, Skiing, Family Time, and Hiking for the best photos. Career based pass times: Learning new skills in the Computer Science Industry for versatile client needs along with Market Research. Also Underneath Minnesota Multimedia, LLC are registered business names Minnesota Shutters by Kyle Meacham, Minnesota Data Entry, & Minnesota Virtual Reality.

Richard Sosa

Director of Community Involvement

From the time I was 5 years old, I knew I wanted to be an actor. Although I grew up in New York City, acting was not meant to be, but I never lost my dream. I moved to South Florida and immediately got involved in theater. I now have the better part of two decades of theater experience as an actor under my belt. I then spent another seven years studying film and television technique at the University Center for the Performing Arts and the Burt Reynolds Institute for Film and Theater. I’m familiar with various methods which I use in my acting technique. When I'm not in front of the camera, I work as a private acting coach and have taught workshops in several cities throughout Florida as well as New York and Puerto Rico. I’m very involved in the local film community, and have been interviewed on both television and radio for my work as an advocate for the industry in South Florida. I also enjoy making things happen behind the lens, whether it be as a writer, dialog coach, or producer.

Fernando Rivero

Crypto Currency Compliance

A thriving entrepreneur, financial analyst and crypto enthusiast, born and raised in Miami, Florida. With over 12 years of financial experience while working with companies in the private and public sectors, as well as fortune 500 companies, Fernando has gained the necessary knowledge to excel in all financial realms. In addition to his strong financial background, Fernando has a strong business process/innovation background giving him a unique skill set.

Robin Lam

President of Marketing & Crypto Currency Compliance

Robin Lam, Founder & CEO of BlokTech Network. Robin is an entrepreneurial innovator that started his career as a computer engineer before heading to medical school. Later, he founded BlokTech Network, the largest Web 3.0 community building network, along with conferences such as Mining Disrupt and BlockSec.


Tian Liu


Tian Liu, one of the most influential entrepreneurs in the USA, is the CEO of Tigertail Pictures, a production company that offers a unique approach into the world of video and animation by collaborating with clients to capture their most influential stories. The engine that's behind Tigertail Pictures is its in- house team and a huge network of filmmakers and photographers. Tigertail Pictures is AN AGENCY BUILT TO CREATE REAL VALUE. They are the growth partner. They’re a nimble, hungry, results-driven firm. We execute with purpose and focus on measurable, actionable results.

Under Tian's leadership, Tigertail Pictures has been delivering work that powers game-changing companies and global influencers.

A graduate of Harvard Business School (Executive Education), graduate of New York Film Academy and an outstanding director of Photography, Tian Liu has truly carved out a reputation for herself as an highly influential person in the US media market. Her works have made appearance on the covers of "VOGUE", "GQ", "Forbes" and other international magazines. "Fox", "Business insider" and many other mainstream media have commented and conducted exclusive interviews for her company's advertising works. She has won more than 50 best cinematography awards at film festivals, and her film and television works have been shortlisted at the French Cannes Film Festival twice. She worked with Oscar winner Tim Burton, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger, Lynne Littman, and three-time Oscar nominee for best cinematography, Dean Cundey.

Dana DellaCamera


Dana DellaCamera is a Filmmaker, Producer, and Actor. Dana has acted in many short films and web series including the 2013 “Best Film” in the 48 Hour Film Project “Bon Voyage”. She also works on the production side as the Assistant Director, Associate Producer for the micro-budget Feature film “Kali Mah Tina (2017)”, and Production and Casting Manager for the feature film “Meant to be Broken” (2018). Both films were screened at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. A short film she worked on as a Creative Producer, “Deep Within” (2016) won “Best Film” in Florida through the 48 Hour Film Project. In addition to acting and developing her own projects, Dana is the Director of the Arts Accelerator, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting emerging artists in film in developing thriving careers and creating a sustainable film industry in South Florida. Dana is proud to share that the filmmakers who participated in the Filmmaking Masterclass that the Arts Accelerator taught created 2 films, a comedy “God’s Plan” and a drama “Theft” were accepted into the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and had their world premiere through the festival (Nov. 2020). Dana is currently working on post-production for the Arts Accelerator Masterclasses student's 3rd film "Alpha".

Bryan G Thompson


​Bryan G Thompson, is an award-winning filmmaker, international business executive, and US Army Veteran. He studied International Business at Eastern Michigan University earning his B.A. and Law at the College of William & Mary, earning his J.D. in 2012. In December 2017, he earned his LL.M. at the University of Miami with coursework including TV and Film Distribution and International Law. Having begun his work in Media and Entertainment several years prior to attending law school, his studies lead him to eventually write and produce films spanning several genre, often dealing with complex legal issues. He is known for the following film productions: El Sueño, Rogue Cell, Thanksgiving With The Carters, and Noventa.  2021 releases include: Valentine’s Date, Rogue Cell: Shadow Warrior, Carter Family Reunion, and Easter Someday.  In addition, Thompson appears as an actor in the international thriller Cold Light.​

Vladimir Lescouflair


Vladimir Lescouflair is a Filmmaker, Writer, TV/Video Producer and Editor. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from Florida International University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He has numerous credits in film and television, he worked as lead editor at NBC TV, as writer, producer, director of his own independent film Disturbed. Vladimir is an Adjunct Professor at Barry University where he teaches Advanced Video Editing and Television Production.

Selection Committee

Alicia Carreno

⭐Selection Committee Chair⭐

Growing up in a family of artists, Alicia Carreno experienced a lifestyle that led to great imagination and creativity.

As a child, she

always knew that performing and story telling would be her calling.

Her aspirations have led to multiple opportunities in film and music.

As of today, Alicia- also known as artist

AiA, is signed music with label 50/50 Global under BMG/Sony publishing.

She also, co-produced and starred in several films and collaborated

on other projects; Including award winning film ‘Bonk’,  and the opening song for the TV series, ‘Dream Factory’.

Her most recent roll is playing “Kiki” - a troubled wife of a mobster in ‘The HitMen’ by Anthony N. Galizia Sr.  and Danny Klapadoras.

When Alicia is not working on a project, she teaches yoga and spends quality time with her loved ones.

Alicia Carreno,  gives all credit to her family, love, and most importantly God!

~Her greatest inspiration!

‍Valeria A. Avina

Queer Mexican artist, Clown,Director, Producer and Voice Coach based in NYC, born and raised in Durango, Mexico. MFA from The University of Iowa, and a BA from Graceland University. She is a Certified Assistant teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework and The Fitzmaurice Institute Regional Coordinator of Latin America. Currently she teaches vocal technique at Fordham University. Proud member of Intar UNIT52, BBR Productions, The Dramatist Guild, NALIP, Cayenne Film Festival, FLOW Film Festival, and El Colectivo LGBTTTIQ from Durango,Mx.

Valeria has performed in prolific companies and festivals such as All for One Theater, Dixon Place, Drama League, INTAR, Danisarte, Teatro SEA, Bushwick Starr, The Tank, The Lark, Noor Theater, La Micro Theater, Shakespeare in the Park (IA), Judson Church, Human Rights Festival, International High school for health and science, Michael Chekhov Theater Festival CT, So-Fi Festival, LATEA, The Flea, AS220 Providence RI, The ONE Festival (Teatro Círculo) and, Planet Connections Festivity. In 2017, she was nominated at The Planet Connections Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play for her role in Victory Girls by Kristina Poe. 

Some of her TV/Film credits are commercial for the NBA, Target, Cadillac, Revlon, Enfamil, Stratus, Fidelis Care, Indriver, NJM Insurance, Mastercard and an episode for Ralph Friedman TV Series, The perfect Murder and POSE (FX).

Currently, she will performed HONDURAS by Sara Farrignton, Directed by Evan Zes  at The ONE Festival  in their One Care Initiative, released a short film called “Your are enough” soon to be released at Fuerza Fest 2021, “Do You Believe Me Now” a political piece to expose the problem of feminicides in Mexico;  A short Theater piece in collaboration with Nedelka Sotelo and George Day called “What if. She is also producing along her fellow Mexicans Georgina Escobar and Jacqueline Guillen their Series “Hechas” Official Selection for the Latino Film Festival 2020 and Berlin Lift Off Festival 2021.  

Rachel Galvin

Rachel Galvin has been a jurist for multiple festivals through the years in South Florida. She has helped to run the Super Geek Film Festival at Supercon and Spooky Empire's Horror Film Festival. She also has been an actress and award-winning writer for over 20 years and has her own magazine about the film industry called Independent Streak Magazine. In addition, she has written a book about the industry called "Basics of the Biz."

Maryam Khodabakhsh

Maryam Khodabakhsh is an Iranian film director. She's known for WORLD CUP (2021) short film. She has won many awards in international film festivals. She is a director, screenwriter and editor. She believes that each of us has a voice and that our mission as human beings in this world is to find our unique voice and deliver it to people to help them .One of these ways is cinema.