Ximena Amescua

Ximena Amescua Cuenca is the Artist Programs Coordinator at Firelight Media, fellowship programs that provide mentorship, funding, and access to first and second time filmmakers from racially and ethnically underrepresented communities. Since 2012, she has worked in various capacities within nonfiction film from editing and production to programming, outreach, communications and marketing at nonprofits working at the intersection of human rights, social justice and art. She is a Creative Capital "Taller for Latinx Artists" alumna and the director of the short-documentary JUANITA which had its premiere at the 2015 Margaret Mead Film Festival. Ximena is from Tijuana, Mexico, and holds a BA in Anthropology and Media Studies from Pitzer College, as well as a MA in Cinema Studies with a graduate certificate in Culture and Media from New York University.

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