Miguel Angel Caballero

Miguel Angel Caballero is an award-winning writer/director.  Son of Mexican immigrant farmworkers, he grew up both in the U.S. and in 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’ won the Imagen Award for ‘Best Short.’ It premiered at the Morelia International Film Festival and won 'Best Short' at the Emerging Filmmaker's Showcase at the American Pavilion in Cannes (2020), 'Best Short' at the Sedona International Film Festival (2020) and 'Best Short' audience award at aGLIFF - Austin and "Best Short' at the Imagen Awards.  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.