April Mosqus – Founder and Curator

AprilApril is the founder of Brooklyn Girl Film Festival and serves as the Executive Director. She oversees all aspects of programming and administration of the festival. As a filmmaker, her short film, BEFORE WE GET TO SEATTLE, was the official selection of numerous film festivals including the prestigious USA Film Festival in Texas as well as the Woods Hole Film Festival in Massachusetts. She produced the independent feature, BEDFORD SPRINGS, which was distributed by HBO Europe. She also served in various administrative and production roles for independent films, reality television, and game shows.

Originally from Massachusetts, April has lived in London and Los Angeles, but considers New York City to be her real home.

April received her BA in Communications from Bradford College. In addition to managing the festival, April coordinates conference operations at a scientific non-profit. A lover of story in all forms, she is currently at work on a young adult novel that is set for publication in 2013. She lives in Brooklyn with her young daughter.

She can be reached at april dot m at usa dot net.

Pam Alvarez – Associate Director

Pam AlvarezPamela Alvarez is Brooklyn Girl Film Festival’s Associate Director. Her main responsibilities include sponsorship coordinating and community relations. Pam has a BA in Media Communications with a concentration in Radio and TV Production from the State University of New York in New Paltz. She is the director of the documentary, “Hair: The Misconception,” which depicts the negative connotations surrounding people with natural hair in our society. Pam also volunteers for the Woodstock Film Festival as a production technician. In her free time she enjoys hula hooping, photography, crafting, and spending time with her family and beloved dog, Orio.

Frances Lozada – Associate Organizer

FrancesAlthough Frances Lozada graduated St. John’s University with a Business Degree in Marketing, she pursued a successful career in acting.

In film she has played various roles ranging from a doll in the film’ MUNECA where her stillness makes people wonder if she is real or not, and a gang member who leaves a gang to become a Christian in the feature film GANG GIRL. She co-produced and appeared in a film called 36 SAINTS, which is soon to be released theatrically. Currently she hosts a CINEMA NIGHT in Brooklyn every other month, where she showcases the short films of upcoming NYC based filmmakers. To find out more information of Frances, you can visit

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