Pwning @ Life
Behavior patterns of one person who plays videogames and another who does not.
Sergio Ricardo Ortiz (Viera, Fla.)
Juan Carlos ZaldivarPOV Film - 90 Miles
Filmmaker and video artist Juan Carlos Zaldívar earned both his bachelor of fine arts and master of fine arts degrees at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he has also taught as part of the adjunct faculty.
Before becoming a professional director, Zaldívar started his film career as a sound editor and designer. His work can be heard in Academy Award-nominated films such as Ang Lee's "Sense and Sensibility," Nanette Burstein and Bret Morgan's "On the Ropes" and on HBO's "America Undercover," for which he garnered an Emmy nomination.
His film and video art works have screened at many festivals worldwide and on PBS, ABC, IFC, Showtime and WE. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards. His directing credits include 90 Miles (POV 2003); "The Story of the Red Rose" (Showtime); "Palingenesis"; and "Soldiers Pay," co-directed with David O. Russell ("Three Kings") and Tricia Regan ("Autism, The Musical").
As programmer, Zaldívar co-founded and programmed The Florida Room, an event dedicated to social issue documentaries in Miami Beach, for five years. He also co-founded the Miami International Film Festival's newest section, "Cutting the Edge," which showcases video art and films by artists working across disciplines.
Zaldívar has served as a juror for major film festivals including the Sundance Film Festival. He presently serves on the board of directors for NALIP (National Association of Latino Independent Producers). He is a Sundance Film Institute Fellow and teaches at Miami International University's Art Institute. The Bernice Steinbaum Gallery in Miami represents him.
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