ABOUT JULIANA MAITÉ
Juliana Maité was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She completed her studies in Drama and Film between the University of Puerto Rico, Hunter College (NYC) and L´Univerttá Cattólica (Milán). In 2012 she graduated from the EICTV (Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión de San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba) after three years of formation as a fiction director.
From 2012 to 2013 she produced for Puerto Rico TV the variety show ¨Operativo Cultura¨ and directed the tourism show ¨Puertorriqueñísimo¨. From 2013 to 2014 she taught in the Film Department of the Liceo de Arte y Tecnología. In 2015 Juliana produced and directed a web series that will premier now as a feature film titled "Almost There".
Her short film based on that feature, "Preach", is available on HBO since September, 2018. She's currently working on her second feature film "Receta no Incluida", a drama about two strangers in the political and social chaos in Puerto Rico who find unexpected comfort in each other.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Best National/International Short Film Cinefiesta 2012
Best International Short Film San Sebastian XXIV Fantastic and Horror Film Week
Nominated for Best Foregn Short Film in Best of New Filmmaker Los Angeles 2016; Best Film Web Seires Edition: I'm not Gonna Move to LA Film Festival, Miami
"The Key to my Heart"
Best Screenplay/ Best Cinematography: Lsuca Film Festival
Best Actress/ Best Day Time Comedy/ Audience Choice Award: Rincon International Film Festival 2018; Best Film Women Edition: I'm not Gonna Move to LA Film Festival, Miami
Best Film/ Best Screenplay: Puerto Rican European Film Festival 2019; Best Short Film/ Best Actress: Rincon International Film Festival 2019
¨Receta no incluida¨
Participated in the Panama Film Lab, Panama City, September 2015; Ibermedia IV Caribbean and Central America Project Development Workshop, Cuba- Nov. 2015; Winner of the Ibermedia Program Development Fund 2016; Cuba, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic Co-production Market, Dominican Republic- Jan 2016; Winner of the Ibermedia Co-production Fund 2018 and the Puerto Rico Film Fund 2018.
Receta no in cluida: Feature Film, Fiction, 90 min. - in pre-production
El Paso: Short Film, 15 min, Fiction, in festivals.
The Key to My Heart: Short Film, Fiction, 7 min, PRTV- January, 2017. Official Selection: NOLA Horror Film Fest 2018.
Me tiene loco: Artist- Music Video, Alejandro Irizarry, Miami, 2016
Almost There (Preach): Web Series, Fiction, 13 episodes, Puerto Rico, 2015. Official Selection: New Filmmakers LA Film Festival, June 2016, Corto Circuito Film Festival NYC, Oct. 2016 21 Islands Int. Film Festival NYC, Nov. 2016
Puertorriqueñísimo: TV Tourism Show, 1 hr, 36 episodes, PRTV, Aug. to Nov. 2013
Agón: Short FIlm, Fiction, 15min. Video, EICTV- Cuba, 2012. Official Selection: Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes Hayah Panamá 2013, FESANCOR Chile 2013, Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre 2013, 26th Recontres de Toulouse Cinelatino 2014, Brussels Short Film Festival 2014, Best of Film Festival 2014- France, FESAALP 2014 Argentina.
Trago Amargo: Music Video, Artist: Alejandro Irizarry, Cuba, 2012
Queso de Cabra: Short Film, Fiction, 10min., Video, EICTV- Cuba, 2011 Official Selection: FENAVID Internacional 2012, Cinefiesta 2012, FENACO 2012, Sao Paulo International Film Festival 2012, and 3rd REC Festival in Ciudad de Plata.
Los Sanchez: Documentary, 8 min., HDV, EICTV- Cuba 2010
Pastillas para olvidar: Fiction, 9min, Video, EICTV- Cuba 2010
La noche de todos los santos: Short Film, Fiction, 9min, Video, EICTV- Cuba 2010
Ave Adictus: Fiction, 3 min., 16mm, EICTV- Cuba 2010