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Miguel Angel Caballero

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Miguel Angel Caballero is the son of Mexican immigrant farm workers and an award-winning Queer Mexican-American/Chicano writer, director, and producer. He received his bachelor's degree in Theater from the School of Theater, Film & Television at UCLA.  Drawing on his experience as a former actor has significantly enriched his journey as a film director. He gained a profound understanding of the intricacies of character development, emotional nuances, and the collaborative nature of filmmaking.  This experience has been instrumental in shaping him into a more empathetic, communicative, and nuanced director today.  

 

His latest Oscar® Qualified short film, THE BALLAD OF TITA AND THE MACHINES, premiered at the Tribeca Festival and won the Audience Award at Outfest and the Imagen Award in 2023. His short film, ACUITZERAMO, premiered at the Morelia International Film Festival and won 20 awards internationally, including 'Best LGBTQ Short' at the American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival. His film, BROKEN SUNFLOWER HEARTS, was named by Remezcla Magazine as one of the year's 'Best Short Films' by U.S. Latino directors. Miguel Angel is an Outfest Screenwriting Lab Fellow, Film Independent Project Involve Fellow, and the Warner Bros. Discovery 150 Artist Grant recipient. Miguel Angel was selected to take part in the 2022 inaugural Academy Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Accelerator Program.  His feature film screenplay, ANGEL IN RETROGRADE was 1 of 5 selected for the Tribeca Untold Stories, 2023.  He is the winner of the Humanitas New Voices Award (2023) and ISA Fast Track Fellowship (2023).  

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