CSIFF FOUNDER & FEST DIRECTOR
Actress/playwright/director/producer/Artistic director & Founder of Conch Shell Productions.
Magaly is a first-generation Haitian-American. On why she founded Conch Shell Int'l Film Festival, Magaly says:
"Film festivals are a great place to meet like minded, passionate artists and bond with a community of film lovers who share common interests and tastes. Founding Conch Shell International Film Fest is my way of saying “Welcome. We see you. We honor your brilliance.” to talented artists of the Caribbean Diaspora and the Caribbean. It is a space for us to remind each other our voices are vital and essential." IG @magalycolimon_1
To learn more about Magaly go to www.magalycolimon.com
Cal and Columbia grad with a dozen+ years of studio experience.
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING STRATEGIST
Ashley Hajimirsadeghi is an Iranian-American multimedia artist, writer, and journalist. Her favorite movie is Kim Bora’s House of Hummingbird. Find her online at www.ashleyhajimirsadeghi.com
Elanie Dash is a passionate student at CUNY Lehman College majoring in Film and minoring in Media Communications and African American studies. She is an aspiring video editor and hopes to be a voice in furthering inclusion and upliftment.
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING CONSULTANT
Michelladonna is an actress, comedian, producer and community organizer from Queens, NY. She is the creator and host of the “I’m Finna Talk” a workshop and open mic series for Queer Black and Brown artists. She is passionate about comedy, art creation and community. She is a student of HB Studio, the Second City, the PIT and an alumna of the MCC Theater Youth Company. She is focused on sharing her communities’ unique experiences with the world.
Isabel Mbafoe is a Cameroonian communication manager who has observed that languages barriers often prevented Black diasporas to bond culturally. With her translating skills, she aims to help build a bridge between Black diasporas and contribute to their cultural connection.