SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Kristal is a Latinx documentary filmmaker, festival programmer, and freelance journalist. Available for speaking engagements.


TOPICS COVERED
  • Community-based filmmaking practices and reporting
  • Protecting targeted and surveilled communities in mediamaking
  • The intersections of solutions journalism and community media
  • Tips and tricks for emerging filmmakers
  • Latinx, immigrant, and LGBTQIA+ film criticism and study
  • Film festivals and curation
  • Social media marketing and crowdfunding for films
IN THE PAST, I’VE SPOKEN AT
  • Colleges and universities
  • Public and private schools
  • Film and media nonprofits
  • Film festivals
  • Virtual and in-person events


Panelist at the Philm Factory Film Festival Lounge with fellow programmers at the The Women’s Film Festival, Philadelphia Film Society, Philadelphia Indie Film Festival, Philadelphia Spotlight Youth Film Festival, and A Very Black Film Festival.

Speaking to the Decolonizing Visual Anthropology course at Haverford College in the Visual Studies and Anthropology Department. Topics included filmmaking, film festival curation, and distribution.

Panelist at “Behind The Screens” hosted by the Temple Department of Film and Media Arts, Temple Queer Film Collective, and Mise-en-Femme Productions. Topics included diversity in media and tips for emerging filmmakers.

Panelist at “A Conversation With…” hosted by Independent Film Association of Philadelphia. Topics included emerging filmmaking and impact distribution strategies.