A native of Ecuador, Andres has been involved with film festivals since graduating with his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Anthropology in 2001. In addition to his role with the Impact Humanity festival, Andres is the Programming Director at HBO’s New York Latino Film Festival, the Programming Director at HAYAH, a Panama based International Shorts Film Festival and is collaborating with the Borscht Film Festival in Miami.
Andres was Managing Director and Senior Programmer for the prestigious Miami International Film Festival where he worked for ten years. His responsibilities included developing new and ingenious strategies for the Festival while traveling the world seeking unique and meaningful films.
Andres has also been a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Grant Panelist for Media Arts and is a director and filmmaker.