INTERNATIONAL PRESS AND PROGRAMMERS JURY


Esteban Creste (USA)

Esteban Creste was born in Uruguay and came to the United States in 1984. A journalist with over twenty years of experience in television, radio and newspaper, he served as managing editor of Telemundo’s New York station, Telemundo 47. During that time, he also presented and directed his own public affairs program – “De Frente con Esteban Creste” -- focusing on relevant political, cultural and community issues. In 2004 he became the News Director of Telemundo Chicago.


Gunny Hyoung (Korea)

Gunny Hyoung was born in Seoul Korea in 1963. He received a Bachelor of Art in Communications from Michigan State University. He also holds a Master of Arts in TV, Radion and Film from Wayne State University and studied television and journalism in the Netherlands. He has worked as a documentary director for Korean television and is currently the Festival Director of the EBS International Documentary Festival.


Jose "Pepe" Vargas (USA)

Jose "Pepe" Vargas was born in Colombia and arrived to the United States in 1980. He earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism & TV/Film production in 1985. He is the founder and executive director of the International Latino Cultural Center, where he fosters the understanding of Latino culture through the universal language of the arts. The Center annually presents the Chicago Latino Film Festival, which is currently in its 23rd year. He has received many awards for his dedication to the arts and was profiled by the Chicago Tribune as a “Chicagoan of the Year” for 2003. In 2004, he received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Fine Arts from Lake Forest College, and is one of two winners of the Chicago Community Trust 2006 Fellowship.

 

 

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