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A filmmaker/artist, Zaldivar completed both his BFA and a Masters Fine Arts at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he has also taught as an adjunct faculty. He presently teaches at the Art Institute, Miami International University.

His work has been screened at many festivals worldwide and has received awards from The Jerome Foundation, The New York State Council on the Arts, The New York Foundation for the Arts, The Lucius and Eva Eastman Fund, The Florida State individual Artist Fellowship, Tiger Tail Productions and has been commissioned through initiatives of The National Endowment for the Arts, The Florida Dance Festival, The Public Broadcasting Service and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, among many others.

Mr. Zaldivar has served as a Juror for the Sundance Film Festival, for The Miami Int'l Film Festival, for the Austin Film Society and the Fledgeling Fund Grant at the IFP-NY. He has also served in several boards of directors for arts organizations. He is a Sundance Film Institute Fellow. His directing credits also include "90 Miles," a feature documentary airing on PBS's award-winning series, "POV"; "The Story of the Red Rose" (Showtime), "Palingenesis" and the controversial "Soldiers Pay," co-directed with David O. Russell and Tricia Regan, which was aired by the Independent Film Channel (IFC).

Zaldivar is the co-founder and tenured as the programming director of The Florida Room Documentary Film Festival, an event solely dedicated to social issue documentaries. He has served as Sr. Education Coordinator for the Miami Int'l Film Festival for two years and is co-curating the festival's new section Cutting the edge featuring video art and cross-disciplinary work.

Zaldivar's art work has been exhibited at Scope Miami, Deluxe Arts Gallery, Marina Kessler Gallery, Filtro Foto Gallery, Dot Fiftyone Gallery and Chelsea Art Space in London, among others.

Other credits include:
• Prime-time television directing credits on ABC network and WE(Women's Entertainment Network)
• Award-winning sound design work on Academy Award nominated feature films such as
Ang Lee's "Sense and Sensibility" and Nanette Burstein and Bret Morgan's "On the ropes"
• An Emmy nomination for his sound design work on an HBO special about the war on drugs, among others