Diego is a Colombian-Canadian Creative Producer and Media Strategist based in Montréal with over 20 years of experience as a producer, director, and concept developer on social impact documentaries, fiction and digital media. He has a BFA in Cinema (Film Production) and a Graduate Certificate in Digital Technologies and Design Art Practice from Concordia University. Driven by narrative, ethics and collaboration, his work often focuses on issues of marginalization, the environment and North-South relations. He has directed and produced eight documentary projects, including a television series and an interactive project plus one short fiction, which have all played in television or shown at national and international film festivals. Through his company Cuiba Media, he specialized in the co-development of cross-media projects with a strong international appeal. He is the co-founder of Makila, a non-profit media incubation platform and is the co-creator and lead developer of the Cuban Hat Project, a grassroots documentary pitching contest that has been featured at events such as Hot Docs (Toronto), IDFA (Amsterdam), RIDM (Montréal) and Sunny Side of the Docs (La Rochelle). He also sits on the board of the Alter-cine Foundation which provides financial support to documentary filmmakers in the global South. Currently he serves as the Senior Manager, Diverse Community Content at the Canada Media Fund (CMF).