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Joseph Caristena

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Radheya J

I am so happy that my film "iRony" is an official selection for this great festival!

I am sure this festival will be a great success as in the past

Slavik Bihun

Dear Joseph, thank for the recent letter and the festival award itself.
It was notable as the award is the first from abroad for the "Closest", so I assume it reached hearts of the audience there as well.
Also, for me personally, as a film director it was pleasing to get the award in directing (I basically made that film myself: shot, edited and produced).
The film has by now 5 awards and you're welcome to suggest it to other festivals abroad if you're in position (I don't have that opportunity).

Warm regards and thanks from Ukraine.

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Carlos Antonio León

Thank you so much !!
We are very happy to have been a part of this very innovative film festival.
As an actor, I can't even tell you how honored I am for being singled out for my performance in "ANN" and been recognized on the merits of my acting...
Very humbling experience !

Antares Jorge

We received this distinction with great pride for the opportunity to share our work with your international and local audience.

We distinguish the vision of the Municipality of Caguas and its mayor, William Miranda Torres, in promoting this model of government through the cinema, as well as of Lucille Cordero and Zamia Baerga who joined forces to make the production possible.

The cinema is a great tool to carry a message to otherwise unreachable places. GOBERNANZA (Governance) has given us the opportunity to share with citizens around the world the need of communities to reinvent themselves and adopt new models of governance according to the circumstances that are presented.

Finally, thanks to Joseph Caristena and other collaborators of the Festival for the creation of a different event in which the social machinery stands out as an entity of change.

Jorge Antares

Sinisa Kesar

This festival is very good !

Luciano Nacci

I really enjoy this festival !
Greetings from Argentina

Marie-Lou Béland

Amazing experience, thanks you for this festival !!!

Mehrdad Parvani

Good and I wish the best !

Nikos Kourou

Great experience! Thank you so much !

Mazin Sherabayani

Great to have my film 'Silent Masks' at the festival, the team were very supportive and communcation was fantastic. Thanks

Vlad Buzaianu

A really unique and innovative festival. Unfortunately we couldn't attend, but the communication was excellent.

Radheya Jegatheva

Mr Caristena is very encouraging and communicates well. A really good festival, especially for young filmmakers.

Dino Poli

A Great Festival !
Thanks Social Machinery Film Festival

khatuna khundadze

I am satisfied to apply online is much ease.

Ortal Sasson

Joseph was very welcoming and we had a great time in italy, discussing film, philosophy and poetry. a very interesting selection of films.
Got to meet some talented people.

Eduardo García

Grazzie mille. A wonderful experience in an amazing and critical cinema festival.

Alina Cyranek

Great to have my film FADING being selected !
The Festival Director, Joseph Caristena, puts a lot of thoughts into each film.
Our communication was great, thanks !
All the best for the next round !

Jay Jay

Joseph has been very encouraging to young filmmakers!

Jorge Antares

We are very proud to be part of this event and wish we could be there to share with you guys.
Enjoy the "fiesta" and have fun!!
Jorge Antares / Gobernanza

Sasson Ortal

A wonderful short with a clever twist.

Alexey Taran

Trailer for the feature film ANN:

Jorge Antares - Author of "Gobernanza"

Hi Joseph Caristena,
I will like to appreciate the attention given to my short "Gobernanza". As a filmmaker it is very honorable to have a short film selected in a prestigious event like yours. I hope you and your audience enjoy our film as much as we enjoyed doing it. As our characters did in our story, we also had the benefit of joining forces to achieve our goal.

Jorge Antares
Director "Gobernanza"

Slavik Bihun - Author of "Closest to God"

Dear Joseph,
Hope this message finds you well.
I write to update you about the Closest to God film.
Yesterday we premiered in Estonia.
The audience was silent for a few minutes after the screening.
Pure emotion.
Sad joy.
I screened a longer 30 min version.
If you're interested, please let me know as I'm about to leave for Ukraine and might not be in touch.
In the meanwhile, we can also stay in touch at FB:

Warm regards,
Slavik Bihun

Ivan Elmer - Author of "The Last One"

Hi Joseph,
What a pleasant news to receive.
I believe the category fits very well to the film :-)
I’m actually in Naples on vacation from 20/28 of July.
How does it work if me and one of the actors wanted to come by ?

All the Best

Luciano Nacci - Author of "The Walker"

Great news !! I'm really happy !!
I would really like to attend to the
film festival.
How does the official invitation work, cause I'm in Argentina.
Greetings and thanks for writing.