2018 - Judges


Traci

Traci Rhone

Producer

Traci Rhone is a respected black female independent filmmaker from Kingston, Jamaica, WI. She founded Kingston5 Productions in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. based on a call to action for social justice and recognition of counterculture. Rhone has worked with major companies such as Time Warner as well as with Grammy and Oscar Award Winning Producers, Directors and Actors. She is the daughter of the late famous Jamaican playwright and filmmaker Trevor D. Rhone producer of works such as The Harder They Come (1972), co-author; Smile Orange (1974); Top Rankin, Milk and Honey (1988), Best Screen Play Toronto International Film Festival, Genie winner; One Love (2003), Cannes Film Festival.

Imdb Website : https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8104317/


rodrigo

Rodrigo Galavis

Executive Producer
With Sugar Please, LLC.

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Galavis immigrated to the US in 2001 to pursue his passion for film and visual arts. Since then he has produced numerous national and international TV commercials and award-winning music videos. Galavis’s works also include the popular soap opera “Una Maid in Manhattan”, the documentary “Salsa Giants”, and award-winning children’s series “Every Witch Way”. He now runs a full-service production house with offices in LA and Miami where he works with companies like Pepsi, Lay’s, Gatorade, BMW, Nascar, Direct TV and many more to create advertisements as well as producing film and television projects like “Més Que Un Triplet” and “The Lambirds”.

Corporate Website : http://withsugarplease.com

Imdb Website : http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6368974/?ref_=nv_sr_1


Ruiz

Rene Ruiz

Fashion Designer

Fashion designer Rene Ruiz is a celebrity judge for the First Annual 7th Art Festival of Miami. Ruiz was born in Cuba and raised in Miami. He earned a degree from the International Fine Arts College and honed his skills during apprenticeships throughout Europe while learning the art of couture. In the 90s, he opened his first atelier in Coral Gables and became the go to designer for socialites & celebrities. Ruiz gets his inspiration from the rich cultural heritage of Miami where his style blends the city’s “sultry sexiness with graceful elegance”.

2017 - Judges

rodrigo

Rodrigo Galavis

Executive Producer
With Sugar Please, LLC.

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Galavis immigrated to the US in 2001 to pursue his passion for film and visual arts. Since then he has produced numerous national and international TV commercials and award-winning music videos. Galavis’s works also include the popular soap opera “Una Maid in Manhattan”, the documentary “Salsa Giants”, and award-winning children’s series “Every Witch Way”. He now runs a full-service production house with offices in LA and Miami where he works with companies like Pepsi, Lay’s, Gatorade, BMW, Nascar, Direct TV and many more to create advertisements as well as producing film and television projects like “Més Que Un Triplet” and “The Lambirds”.

Corporate Website : http://withsugarplease.com

Imdb Website : http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6368974/?ref_=nv_sr_1


Ruiz

Rene Ruiz

Fashion Designer

Fashion designer Rene Ruiz is a celebrity judge for the First Annual 7th Art Festival of Miami. Ruiz was born in Cuba and raised in Miami. He earned a degree from the International Fine Arts College and honed his skills during apprenticeships throughout Europe while learning the art of couture. In the 90s, he opened his first atelier in Coral Gables and became the go to designer for socialites & celebrities. Ruiz gets his inspiration from the rich cultural heritage of Miami where his style blends the city’s “sultry sexiness with graceful elegance”.


Jaume

Jaume Rodriguez

Another celebrity judge for the First Annual 7th Art Festival of Miami, Rodriguez started his music journalist and copywriting career by publishing fanzines at 16. Since then he has written for magazines and newspapers like Rolling Stone, EL PAIS, Neo2, Esquire and Colors. From traveling the world and interviewing artists he says, "Some highlights? I've been lucky enough to spend twelve hours with Marilyn Manson, attend a private rehearsal of Massive Attack in London, drink a bottle of wine with my hero Paul Weller and Ray Davies and go on stage with The Flaming Lips dressed up as Santa Claus. Yep, you can learn from anything." He is currently the creative director of Alma Agency in Miami, Florida.