Carla Forte is a film director, scriptwriter, and performer.
Bird Woman is a dance performance the fuses dance, film and music, based and inspired in histories of Latina women immigrants that explore the human condition, equality, and gender freedom
Carla Forte lives and works in Miami, Florida. Forte, as first trained as a contemporary dancer, received a bachelor degree, earning the highest GPA at Dance University Institute in Caracas – Venezuela (2000-2004). Forte soon established herself as an interdisciplinary artist incorporating dance, film and performance through different media, focusing on the emotions as a starting point. She is the co-founder and film director of Bistoury Physical Theatre and Film (2007 – Present) in Miami, Florida. Her feature films and experimental pieces have been screened at prominent festivals such as: 74 “Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Salerno” (2021), “62nd Rochester International Film Festival” (2020), 37th “Miami Film Festival” (2020), “41st Atlanta Film Festival” (2017). She has also been featured in Galleries including: “OGA VideoArt Exhibitions Roma, Italy (2018); Cube Art Project Lincoln, Nebraska. (July 21, 2017) and Les Instants Vidéo Marseille, France (2014). Her works have been acquired by Gravitas Adventures, South Florida PBS and Troma Entertainment. Forte has won awards and artistic residencies from prestigious programs such as: South Florida Cultural Consortium (2021), 66th Flaherty Seminar (2021), Dance Miami Choreographers (2020); Knight Arts Challenge Miami (2019); En Residencia Koubek Center (2019); FONLAD Residency Program Coimbra- Portugal (2018); Berlinale Talent Berlin (2017) among others.
Eventz Paul is currently the Technical Director and Productions Manager at Miami Light Project. He has been a part of this organization since 2011. He participated in Miami Light Project’s first class of the Technical Fellowship Program held at The Light Box. He joined this program hoping to improve his existing theater skills. He received training from experts in the industry that mentored and further his theater technical skills. Now, he has successfully used his professional knowledge and has had the opportunity to work with various arts organizations and venues throughout Miami including Miami Theater Center, National Young Arts Foundation, the Colony Theatre and many more. He has become an instructor and conducts audiovisual classes to incoming technical fellows.
Beth Boone has been the Artistic & Executive Director of Miami Light Project since 1998, developing critically acclaimed artistic programs that have asserted the organization as one of the leading cultural institutions in South Florida. These programs include: the establishment of Here & Now, South Florida’s most respected commission and presenting program for community-based artists; premiere presentations of internationally acclaimed; pioneering historic international cultural exchange with Cuba; and the creation of The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, a multi-use performance and visual art space in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. She previously served as Associate Director of Development for Florida Grand Opera, Deputy Director for the Department of Cultural Affairs at Miami Dade Community College, Wolfson Campus, co-founded an Off Broadway theater company (New York Rep), and served for six years as a Program Associate in the Arts & Culture Program of the AT&T Foundation. She received a B.A. in Fine Arts from the College of Charleston in South Carolina, and a MFA in Theater Arts from Brandeis University in Boston, MA.