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Friends of the Festival

  • Friends of the Festival
  • Friends of the Festival
  • Friends of the Festival

Let’s meet our 2018 Cine Latino Film Festival’s official supporters! This year’s Friends of the Festival come from all across Latin America and are now based in Australia. Below they share their top picks from the Festival.

Cristina Abela

Cristina Abela

Native Country: Mexico

Director of Latin Stories Australia. Cristina is passionate about sharing inspiring Latin American immigrant stories.

Top Pick: An Unexpected Love

Andres Arroyo

Andres Arroyo

Native Country: Uruguay

Director de somos21 and strong leader of our Latin American culture in Australia

Top Pick: Y Tu Mamá También

Juan Berbeo

Juan Berbeo

Native Country: Colombia

Colombian born in Fusagasuga. Head Chef of Pastuso Peruvian Grill restaurant Melbourne. Pioneer of Colombian food in Australia with an expertise in cooking with wood open fire.

Top pick: Animal

Pedro Chan

Pedro Chan

Native Country: Mexico

Proud father of two, IT Consultant by trade. Founder and first president of Mexican Association of Victoria (Mexvic), founder of Mexbourne Dance Co folkloric group, founder and current president of Australian Association of Mexican Engineers (AAME)

Top Pick: Birds of Passage

Eliana Jones

Eliana Jones

Native Country: Bolivia

Event Manager and Director of Melbourne Filmoteca, who loves films and bringing people together.

Top Pick: Roma

Arturo Morales

Arturo Morales

Native Country: Mexico

Founder of Los Amates Mexican Kitchen. Arturo introduced Authentic Mexican food to Australia. Arturo’s latest venture is with Don Arturo catering.

Top Pick: Roma

Liliana Rubiano

Liliana Rubiano

Native Country: Colombia

Director and Founder of Tolu Australia, the first distributor of Latin American swimwear and resort wear in Australia.

Top pick: Loveling

If you would like to become a Friend of the Festival please send us an email at cinelatino@palacecinemas.com.au.