September 4-8, 2013

Panel / Discussion Session

Otter 501

Friday, September 6th at 10:00 AM Santo Domingo, FUNGLODE

Topic of panel:

Why Save Endangered Species?


Say “cheese” mother earth! - Nature Photography

Friday, September 6th at 4:00 pm Santo Domingo, FUNGLODE


Go Wild with GoPro!

Saturday, September 7th at 4:00 pm Santo Domingo, FUNGLODE

Panel / Discussion Session

Globo Verde Dominicano Award

Saturday, September 7 at 8 PM Santo Domingo, FUNGLODE

Topic of panel:

Environmental film: An Effective Tool for Eco Education

The Festival

The environment has been at the forefront of GFDD/FUNGLODE’s mission since its very beginning. The Foundation’s work in the development of national and international networks, the discussion of pressing issues, training programs that have brought national experts together with the most prominent international leaders in the field, comes to fruition with the creation of an Environmental Film Festival as a natural addition to its environmental program.

DREFF aims to raise awareness and deepen the understanding of environmental issues among Dominican audiences. At the same time, the Festival celebrates the beauty and diversity of the Dominican Republic’s natural heritage and offers insights into attitudes and actions that will contribute to its appreciation, conservation and sustainable use.

By screening a diverse selection of high quality films that deal with pressing issues, and by organizing discussion panels with environmental experts, filmmakers and other stakeholders, the Festival seeks to promote dialogue and inspire Dominican viewers to adopt practices that will ensure the country’s environmental sustainability and health.

By bringing together young people, scholars, experts, activists, filmmakers, representatives from the public and private sector, non-governmental organizations, as well as wide audiences from all walks of life, the Festival promotes programs and projects that contribute to environmental protection, conservation and sustainability.


  • President
    Dr. Leonel Fernández

    International Advisory Committee
    Charlotte Vick
    Debbie Kinder
    Fabien Cousteau
    Peter O'Brien
    Jon Bowermaster
    Suzan Bezara
    Stuart Sender

    National Advisory Committee
    Adolfo López
    Cesareo Guillermo
    Claudia Catrain
    Eladio Fernández
    Ernesto Reyna
    Fernando Báez
    Ginny Heinsen
    Idelissa Bonelly
    Jake Kheel
    José Miguel González Cuadra
    Marialicia Urbaneja
    Omar Ramírez
    Omar Shamir Reynoso
    Oswaldo Vásquez
    Patricia Cardona
    Ydalia Aceveda Monegro
    Yolanda León
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    Natasha Despotovic

    Chief Operations Officer
    Yamile Eusebio

    Director of Digital Media & Print Material
    Semiramis de Miranda

    Director of Programming
    Emy Rodriguez

    Communications Director
    Elina Cruz

    Financial Director
    Ramón Cruz
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  • Communications and Outreach Manager
    Margaret Hayward

    Panel Coordinators
    Marc Jourdan
    Diana Murcia
    Cristiana Cruz Minier
    Mandy Sciacchitano
    Leilla DeFrance
    Autumn Brookmire

    Hotel Liaison
    Charlotte Dalbin
    Cristina Zegarra

    Workshop Manager & Multimedia Coordinator
    Alexandra Tabar

    Filmmaker Liaisons
    Mandy Sciachitano
    Margaret Hayward

    Special Events Coordinator
    Janny Sánchez

    Film Traffic
    Alexandra Tabar
    Angel Castellanos

    Multimedia Assistants
    Angel Castellanos
    Sergio Díaz

    Administrative Assistants
    Kenia Hernández
    Ana Marie Polack

    Communications Assistants
    Jenny Almonte
    Leonela Taveras
    Edel Aguasanta

    Social Media Assistant
    Reydi Moreta

    Graphic Designers
    María Montas
    Marta Massano

    Web Designer
    Jonathan Grullón

    Globo Verde Dominicano Award Coordinator
    Alexandra Tabar

  • Photographers
    Anne Casalé
    Apolinar Moreno
    Alexandra Tabar
    Angel Castellanos

    Translators of Print Material
    Silvia Gutíerrez
    Maureen Meehan
    Begoña Recasens

    Operations Assistant
    Catharine Florentino
    Marielly Gallardo

    Arsenia Miranda

    Ground Transportation
    Marielly Gallardo
    José Rafael Roa

    General Support
    Esmelda Abreu
    Leonesa Méndez

    Volunteer Coordinators
    Marielly Gallardo
    Reyna Mendoza

    With support and collaboration from
    Instituto Global de Multimedia (IGM) and the FUNGLODE Audiovisual Department
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    Representatives in:
    Centro Cultural Eduardo León Jiménes: Luis Felipe Rodríguez & José D’Laura

    Puntacana Resorts: Candy Gómez & Carla Patricia Valbuena Matheus

    Santo Domingo:
    UNPHU: Jose Rafael Espaillat
    Centro Cultural Narciso González: Luis de los Santos

    Puerto Plata:
    Cluster Turístico del Destino Puerto Plata: Jakaira Cid

    Centro Cultural Perelló: Julia Castillo

    San Juan de la Maguana:
    Centro Cultural Molina Compora: Angelo Valenzuela

    San Francisco de Macorís:
    Universidad Católica Nordestana: Florencio de la Cruz

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