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American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba 



Thursday March 21, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 11:30 PM EDT

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The Copacabana 
268 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10036

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A Havana Night Benefit Gala is a spectacular fun-filled event including friends, art, music, drinks, great food and both live and silent auctions to support

American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba
The 14th Havana Film Festival New York


Carole Rosenberg
American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba 

Dorothy Ribando Pentzke
Gala Chair 

Anna Carbonell • James Durkin • Alina Montes
Gala Co-Chairs 


2013 Honorees:

Peter M. Meyer
New York City Market TD Bank

 Vilma Vallejo
Store Manager, TD Bank NA 

Yvonne Riley-Tepie
U.S. Field Marketing, TD Bank

For their team efforts in understanding the value of diversity and
significant contribution to the cultural life in New York City


American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba (AFLFC) is the leading organization in the U.S. fostering cultural exchange between American and Cuban artists and art professionals. Our unique partnership with the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, a non-governmental, non-profit art and cultural institution in Havana, has enabled us to maintain exclusive ties to the vibrant art community of Cuba. 

The Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY), a project of AFLFC, echoes the mission of the Havana Film Festival in Cuba (Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano), presenting prominent and emerging filmmakers and showcasing the latest award-winning films from Cuba, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Latino community in the U.S. In addition, HFFNY’s panel discussions provide unique opportunities for audience-artist dialogue designed to give a behind-the-scene look at an industry that continues to gain global recognition. AFLFC maintains a large collection of Cuban films and collaborates with film festivals, schools and cultural institutions nationally and internationally in an effort to increase their exposure.

American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization chartered in the State of New York. Your contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.


Table for 10 people @ $3,500 ($2,300 tax deductible)
Gala Tickets @ $350 each ($230 tax deductible)
VIP Festival Pass @ $400 each ($200 tax deductible)*

* including A Havana Night Benefit Gala and Auction, Opening Night Film and Reception, Closing Night Film and A Latin Night Party, all films, panel discussions, and special events.

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