Executive Director / Festival Director
The man behind the festival, William started the Miami short Film Festival with a single short film and a dream. Now more than 16 years later, the festival is still going strong with William working to expand local, national and international independent short film productions while integrating influential and diverse partnership and sponsors every year. He is involved in every aspect of the festival, from selecting the films to making sure every goes off without a hitch the week of.
With more than 20 years of experience working as a professional actor, producer and director, William has worked in over 250 TV commercials in the local, national and international markets. A creative and dynamic leader in the entertainment field industry, with continued success in event planning and media productions, his focus for the festival has always been to present quality short films that enhance the cultural atmosphere of Miami, and to build lasting partnerships that allow him to share his knowledge of the industry with tomorrow’s generations of filmmakers.
Director of Marketing + Development
Krystle joined the Miamisff team in 2017 with the goal of growing the scope of the festival. She manages the organization’s various fundraising and development activities as well as oversees the festival’s marketing strategy and branding. She also handles of the sponsor and member relations for the festival. She’s excited to bring her non-profit experience and love of films to help expand Miamisff’s year-round programming events, public engagement and community outreach.
Director of Operations
Georgina has been a long-time supporter and friend of the festival. Making sure everything runs smoothly the week of the festival is a year-round job, and Georgina handles all the ins and outs. From booking venues, handling VIP guests, and wrangling our entire crew, Georgina keeps the wheels of the festival turning!
Technical Director / Webmaster
Esteban manages every technical aspect of the festival, which, in this digital age, is a lot! He makes sure the formatting of all submissions is consistent, edits together all of the programming, and handles audio / visual for each of the screening. Basically, making sure the show will go on! On top of this, Esteban is the web guru who keeps miamisff.com up-to-date.
Community Outreach / Volunteer Coordinator
Sandra assists in running all of our festival events both for the annual festival and year-round events. Back in Cuba at the Retazos Dance Theater, she was part of the staff in their Video Dance Festivals. Nowadays, she is actively working as a Production Coordinator and Stylist Assistant in the city of Miami. Sandra keeps registration running smoothly and coordinates all of the festival volunteers throughout the various venues.
Board of Directors
Paola Celpa Gomez