Molly Rogers, Costume Designer & Stylist
Molly is a costume designer and stylist who has worked in NYC since 1984 with Patricia Field. She began her costume career in Las Vegas, managing showgirl headpieces for Pat on Michael Mann’s TV series “CRIME STORY”. Since then, Molly has accumulated an impressive list of film credits including both “SEX AND THE CITY” features, “THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA”, and “CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC”. She recently contributed to “HUNGER GAMES MOCKINGJAY: PART 2, and is currently in NYC as the assistant costume designer on a Robert DeNiro/Anne Hathaway feature entitled “THE INTERN”. Her television experience includes HBO’s “SEX AND THE CITY” series, and ABC’s “UGLY BETTY” along with numerous music videos, commercials and print ads.
Molly has been nominated 6 times for an Emmy for Outstanding Costumes, with one win for Season Three of “ SEX AND THE CITY”. Being in a dressing room with Meryl Streep and collaborating on the costumes for “THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA”, which earned an Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design, has been her most exciting achievement to date.
Diliana Alexander, Executive Director, Indie Film Club Miami
A long-time TV and film director and producer, Diliana Alexander moved to Miami to pursue a Master’s Degree in Film. Upon her graduation, she decided to make Miami her home and to accept the Executive Director position at IFCM Corp, once it was established as a non-profit organization in 2012. Diliana programmed the Miami Short Film Festival in 2011 and has been a part of the Miami International Film Festival team for the last two years. She has also worked with the Toronto International Film Festival, Hot Docs Festival, Festival de Neuvo Cinema and Sicilian Film Festival. Diliana has produced three award-winning shows: Outlaw In-Laws For Slice TV, Party Mammas for Slice TV and Designing Spaces for TLC.
She has directed three short films and two short documentaries: Lab Rats, Basebin, The Treasure, Scales of Balance, A Lost Page in American Music and We Were Here. She has been the “go to” Assistant Director and Producer for many films in Miami: Stasis, Grace, Carlos and Semper Paratus are just some examples. She is currently producing her first feature film, Larry.
Christianne Christiansen, Actress
Christianne has garnered the attention of the film industry with her starring role in Green Card Warriors. The film, about undocumented soldiers in the military has gone on to receive numerous festival awards including Best Director at the LAIFF and the grand jury prize at the Julian Dubuque International Film Festival. The New York Times has said of the film to be “a group of strong, sure performances”.
The following year Christianne played a struggling addict in the philanthropic film 40 point plan. A film that explores the “what if” of the creation of a better world by using an uncoventional business plan. She then starred alongside Ina-Alice Koop in the disturbing yet real depiction of sexual abuse in schools in The Learning Curve. The film premiered at the New York Film Festival and went on to be an official selection throughout the festival circuit in the United States.
She has also collaborated in two short films in Miami, The Reel Miami project and more recently Blogging: Behind the Seams. Blogging Behind the Seams, a film about Miami blogger Annie Vazquez, premiered at the Miami Fashion Film Festival and went on to win the coveted Audience Award. This marked Christianne’s return to production as she co-produced the film.
This year Christianne has crossed yet another border with her first attempt at French cinema. She acquired a small role in Melchior, a comedy about coming of age in the 90′s- filmed in Paris, France.
Aileen Quintana, Makeup by Aileen
From Sunny Miami, Florida Celebrity Aileen Quintana is a highly illustrious makeup artist whose professionalism and creativity has made her one of the most sought-after talents in the beauty and fashion industry. Through her professionalism, meticulousness and passion to continuously inspire the community through her art and make-up, Aileen has had the opportunity to work with large names such as Chloe, Betsey Johnson, Fendi, the blonds, Temptu, The Webster Miami, SoHo Beach House, YSL Cosmetics, among others.
With over 10 years of experience Aileen has graced the pages of countless magazines including Elle, Ocean Drive, 944, Vanidades and Vogue. Additionally, Aileen is the lead makeup artist at Miami’s Funkshion Fashion Week and a regular at IMG New York Fashion Week.
Angeles Almuna, Photographer & Filmmaker
Founder of Angeles Almuna Design and originally from Chile, Angeles is a photographer, videographer, fashion blogger, and accessory designer currently based in Miami Beach. A sophisticated classic style combined with a unique eye for modern glamour are a signature of her creations. Her photographs have appeared online in glamour.com, Harper’s Bazaar, Refinery 29 and Scoop NYC. Her talent as a freelance photographer has led her to work with the Billy Farrell Agency, metrovelvet.com and a variety of fashion and photography websites. Angeles’ passion for design and desire to capture all things beautiful are expressed in everything she does; it is the gusto that inspires her daily creative process and inspires all those around her.
Stay tuned for additions to our list of jury members.