Miguel Angel Caballero

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Miguel Angel Caballero is an award-winning Queer Latinx writer/director/producer. Son of Mexican immigrant farm workers, he grew up both in the U.S. and Mexico, traveling back and forth each year and attending school in both countries. He received his bachelor's degree from the school of Theater, Film & Television at UCLA.  His latest short film, 'Acuitzeramo,’ premiered at the Morelia International Film Festival and won 15 awards internationally including the for 'Best Short’ at the Imagen Awards (2020),  'Best LGBTQ Short' at the Emerging Filmmaker's Showcase in the American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival (2020), and the 'AARP Silver Image Award’ at Chicago Reeling International.  His previous film, 'Broken Sunflower Hearts,' garnered over five awards internationally and was named by Remezcla Magazine as one of the year's 'Best Short Films' by U.S. Latino directors.  He co-wrote the critically acclaimed stage play 'Melancholia,' which had a successful run in Los Angeles and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland, where it was nominated for Amnesty International's Freedom of Expression Award. Miguel Angel produced the feature film 'Cry Now,' which featured actress Lupe Ontiveros in her final role. He also produced the short film 'The Invitation,' which aired on the Showtime Network. Miguel Angel co-wrote and produced the PSA 'Know Your Rights' for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), which became one of their most widely distributed and viewed tool for immigrant rights. Miguel is an Outfest 2019 Screenwriting Lab Fellow and co-founder of Cabaldana Alchemy, a company whose mission is to develop and produce working-class U.S. Latinx stories from an LGBTQ perspective.