Amalia Zarranz (b. Havana): Zarranz’s first narrative short, TALLgirl, was screened at the Sundance film festival and was included in a British Film Institute tour. TALLgirl went on to the Regional Student Academy Awards and aired on PBS on the 2004 series Colorvision. She won a New Line Cinema Development award in 2001 to make Mercury In RetrOgrade, which continues to screen in film festivals worldwide. Zarranz graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and has a Master of Fine Arts in film from Columbia University. (Cintas for art/film, 2005-2006)

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