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Revolution Me Film Festival, a non-profit organization brings you a new generation of filmmakers. It is important for every artist of every culture to stand for something in their own unique way, to creating stories that can change the world. 


The world of film/TV is constantly changing and it will continue to grow. But who is leading this new change? Filmmakers, screenwriters, actors, producers, and directors have a voice and it is important to influence our communities with our stories. 


Revolution Me Film Festival wants the new emerging filmmakers to come together and change the world. We need more diversity, we need more voices, we need more women behind the camera and sitting on the directors chair. This film festival is open to ALL! 


The Revolution Me Film Festival took place on August 19-21 of 2016 in Brooklyn, New York at 17 Frost Theater of the Arts. 



Maria C. Palacio

Festival founder & Executive Director 

Maria Palacio is a Brooklyn based filmmaker & photographer who was inspired through her own experience as an up-and-coming filmmaker, was driven to create a forum to nurture other emerging artists in the field by establishing Revolution Me Film Festival in 2016. With the experience in assisting the coordination for the Big Mini Media Film Festival at Long Island University during her graduate tenure, she used the skills and knowledge in turning the Revolution Me Film Festival into an annual event, attracting filmmakers from all over the world. 


Maria has written and directed two short films, Necromancer(2015) and The Unknown (2017). Both have screened at numerous festivals & have received award nominations. She is also one of the producers of the award-winning prologue of The Promise, a docu-series on childhood cancer. She has produced a web series, I F#%$ING QUIT, and has written/directed her own web series, Pay It Forward, in Death, which will be out in the fall. 


Maria holds an MFA & BA in Media Arts with a focus in screenwriting and directing from Long Island University.

Paula Patino
Assistant Festival Director & Sponsorship Manager

Paula Patino is a seasoned actress with a degree in Theatre from Hunter College.  She has performed both on stage and screen. To date she has received three Best Actress nominations for her widely successful short film The Republican; which screened at CinemaCon in 2017. She is also busy by working on independent films, serving in various administrative support roles. Several of the projects Paula has assisted in have reached the film festival circuit.  Paula serves as the Assistant Festival Director & Sponsorship Manager at Revolution Me Film Festival.

Christine Richards
Festival Programmer Manager

Christine is a die-hard film fanatic who spends the majority of her free time consuming every piece of film that she can get her eyes on. She loves film because she knows it has the power to create social change. And as a writer, director and producer, she's looking to do just that. Over the past few years she's been honing her filmmaking skills doing everything from shooting and editing digital story-telling projects for small businesses to directing her own short films; and currently, she's working on her feature film debut, Drunk Irene.

Lenny Pacheco 
Social Media Manager

Lenny is the founder, illustrator and digital creative of A Pixel off the Grid, a visual project she began in 2015 to rebrand her image and find her new path in the artistic world.  Lenny has collaborated with a few YouTube creators and hopes to one day collaborate with celebrities whom she admires. 


With a background and experience in Social Media & Marketing, she joins the Revolution Me Film Festival this year to help spread the word about the event and assist the team in unifying the film industry.

Kristi Gatto 
Festival Communications Director

Kristi Gatto has been working in the entertainment industry for eight years and specializes in content production for YouTube. She is an expert on all things YouTube and spent twelve months researching YouTube practices and ethics while scouring hundreds of hours of videos culminating with the documentary The (UT)ube Generation and published paper “Skip Go, Collect 200 Million Views: How Discovery in the Music Industry Has Changed.” In addition, she is the Founder and President of Risk It Productions which specializes in video production and digital media management services.