Run by film and video makers, The Screening Room is a new-media exhibition and project space located in Miami. The multi-disciplinary space is dedicated to the motion picture which includes video art exhibitions, film workshops and lectures, screenings and a space for filmmakers and video artists to work.
rhondamitrani founder, director
Rhonda Mitrani began is a working filmmakers and mother of three. She worked as an editor for film and television in New York until 2002. She relocated to Miami to open a New York based film company called Gun For Hire, a division of The Shooting Gallery. MItrani went on to edit for MTV Networks Latin America and finished her first documentary film, Cuba Mia and co-proudced Once There Was A Country, Revisitng Haiti, narratived by Maya Angelou. MItrani also co-founded an directed The Florida Room Documentary Film Festival, but it wasnt' untl she opened up The Mitrani Warehouse did she realize the need for a video art space and filmmakers gathering space in Miami. Mitrani also recently premiered SuperMarket, a short film about the absurdities of being pregnant in America today. The Screening room opened it's doors in 2013.
Crisveth Ortega programming coordinator
Crisveth Ortega is the Screening Room's Programming Coordinator as well as a member of the Miami Filmmakers Collective. She studied Motion Pictures and Photography at the University of Miami's School of Communication. Soon after she graduated, Crisveth worked on several productions including, but not limited to, Supermarket, a short film by Rhonda Mitrani, Sweet Fifteen: Quincenera for TLC, Outpost, a documentary series for HBO and Fusion, and most recently, Dr. Miami a production of WETV. Crisveth is currently working on developing a series of short films in order to empower the film community in Miami, FL.
Sarah Becker - Media Assistan
The Screening Room is partially funded through the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's Knight Arts Challenge. Knight Foundaton supports tranformatonal ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that decmocracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. Visit the Knight Foundation website for more information.