Jurors for the 2019 Dumbo Film Festival

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Brian Jimenez is the Production Manager for video at The Atlantic. He has managed the production of short documentaries and animations that have been recognized by the National Edward R. Murrow Awards, the National Magazine Awards, the National Headliner Awards, the Kaleidoscope Awards, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and the Webbys. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Universidad del Sagrado Corazón and a master’s degree in legislative affairs from the George Washington University.


Haley Finnegan is an actress and filmmaker. This year, Finnegan’s short film, “Westfalia,” which she starred in, directed, wrote and produced was a selection at over twenty film festivals including Tribeca, Galway, Nantucket, Hollyshorts, Edmonton, HollyShorts, Kitzbuhel and Traverse City. Her career began in New York where she booked her first series, “Spirits: The Series” (Webby Awards – Honorable Mention). Her work on “Paragon Algorithm” was featured at the Hoboken Film Festival and Manhattan Film Festival. She frequents the LA improv stages including UCB, Second City, The Ruby, The Impro Studio (formerly The Nerdist) with her Improv team titled, Chased By Bear. Originally from New Jersey, Finnegan now resides between New York and Los Angeles.


Carlota Pereda has spent her career working in TV fiction. She worked as screenwriter and script supervisor for series such as “Periodistas” and “Motivos Personales” and directed ”El secreto de Puente Viejo”, “Acacias 38”, “Lex” and “Lalola”. She also worked on “Los Hombres de Paco”, “Red Eagle”, “Luna”. “Piggy (Cerdita)” her second short film as a director has over 224 selections to date, and it won 55 awards, The Forqué and the Goya 2019 (Spain’s Academy Awards) included. She has been selected to be part of the Focus CoPro at Cannes Film Festival and won the Pop Up Residency.