Orlando Rojas is from Santa Clara, Cuba. He became a film director under the guidance of Tomás G. Alea and Humberto Solás, and studied screenwriting under Jean Claude Carrière and Gabriel García Márquez. His feature films include Supporting Roles and Sometimes I Look at My Life. He has been part of the jury at film festivals in Bilbao, Moscow, Leipzig, Havana, Huelva, Chicago, and Miami. Since 2008, Rojas has served as the film programmer for MDC´s Tower Theater Miami. Queen of Thursdays (2016) is his latest film.