"Maldonado does great work with the camera and the editing moves the film with excitement" - Cinema Without Borders

17th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival link

"AMUSINGLY QUIRKY" - New York Times link


KINGS - Brooklyn Film Festival * Honorable Mention, 1997

10,082 - 15th U.S. Super 8mm Film Fest, New Brunswick, NJ * Best Experimental Short, 2003

PACIFIER - Micro Cine Fest, Baltimore, MD * Grand Jury Best Short, 2000

- Clash of the Artist Competition, NYC, NY * 1st Place Finalist-Best Short, 2007
-Independent Horror Festival, Normal, IL * Best Cinematography, 2005
-Austin Film Festival, Austin, TX * Honorable Mention, 2005

EPISODE 22 - 20th Annual U.S. Super 8mm Film Festival, NJ *Best Experimental Film, 2008

- 10th Annual HBO NY Latino International Film Festival *BEST SHORT FILM
-Downtown Film Festival(SLVR LK FF) Los Angeles *BEST SHORT COMEDY

In addition, LALO, the short film had a broadcast on the new program "24 FRAMES", which features emerging Latino independent filmmakers.