CISS Project Coordinators

José Torrealba is a graduate of Concordia University with a BFA in film production. After finishing his degree, he co-founded an independent video and film production company in Montreal, Canada. There he worked as an independent documentary filmmaker and producer, assistant director, video editor and cameraman, and freelanced for other video production companies to gather experience. Before heading south to New England, United States, Torrealba worked with the National Film Board of Canada directing the documentary project Open Secrets as part of a competition award.

Once in Providence, Rhode Island (RI), Torrealba became the Executive Director of the Providence Latin American Film Festival (PLAFF), which led to a position as Outreach Coordinator at Brown University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) for his knowledge in Latin American cinema and his community experience. At CLACS he produced a Brazilian film festival and then co-founded the New England Festival of Ibero-American Cinema (NEFIAC). His position as the Festival’s Director not only allowed him to develop the Center’s connections, but also to expand CLACS’ recognition and outreach to the Hispanic, Portuguese and Haitian local population; as well as the acknowledgement of his expertise from the RI’s artistic community.

Torrealba moved to Sydney, Australia in August 2013 and started at the University of Sydney’s Centre for International Studies about six months later as a Projects Coordinator. He completed a Masters in Media Arts and Production at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in October 2016. As the Media Officer at CISS, Torrealba has been developing several media and documentary projects related to quantum physics and its diverse applications, issues on international security, audio-visual literacy and the Global Media Lab.

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Phone: +61 2 9351 3068
Address: Room 379, Merewether Building H04
University of Sydney, Darlington Campus
NSW, 2006 Australia