Juan Pablo Daranas Molina

Juan Pablo Daranas Molina

Director, editor and screenwriter in New York City, New York

About Juan

Juan Pablo Daranas Molina (www.daranas.com) is a Cuban filmmaker based in New York and known for his multi-awarded films, including Yunaisy (screened by 40+ film festivals) and Twilight (top prize from the New Jersey FF, the Martinique Int’l FF, etc.). His work comprises a wide scope of genres, and clients such as Galleria Continua, Louis Vuitton, Sundial Pictures or The Bronx Museum of the Arts. With studies at the University of Arts, the EICTV, and the New York Film Academy, Daranas has been invited to discuss his films at prestigious institutions, like Yale University. His ongoing projects include Customer Service, a screenplay already awarded at several competitions.


Name: Juan Pablo Daranas Molina

Lives in: New York City, New York

Occupation: Director, Editor and Screenwriter

Awards

  • George Lindsey UNA Film Festival - BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY
    (2017)

  • Boston International Film Festival - BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY FINALIST *PENDING*
    (2017)

  • ReelRebels Entertainment Screenplay Contest - BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY FINALIST *PENDING*
    (2017)

  • Film Carpet - BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY FINALIST *PENDING*
    (2017)

  • New Jersey Film Festival – BEST SHORT FILM
    (2016)

  • Martinique International Film Festival - BEST OF FEST (SNAKE AWARD), BEST CARIBBEAN FILM
    (2016)

  • Muestra Joven – BEST PRODUCTION, BEST MALE PERFORMANCE, BEST SOUND, SPECIAL JURY MENTION FOR BEST CI
    (2016)

  • The Americas Film Festival of New York - BEST FICTION SHORT FILM
    (2015)

  • As Film Festival - BEST FILM
    (2015)

  • Almacén de la Imagen - BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR
    (2015)

  • Festival Internacional de Cine Gáldar - ULPGC BEST SHORT FILM AWARD
    (2015)

  • Frame by Sound Festival - BEST SHORT FILM FINALIST
    (2015)

  • Latino and Native American Film Festival - BEST SHORT FILM MENTION
    (2015)

  • ABC Ibero-American Short Film Festival - BEST LATIN AMERICAN SHORT FILM NOMINEE
    (2015)

  • Muestra Joven - LUDWIG FOUNDATION PRIZE
    (2015)

  • China Women's Film Festival - BEST SHORT FILM
    (2014)

  • Caricato Awards - BEST ACTRESS
    (2014)

  • Muestra Joven - BEST ACTRESS, SIGNIS AWARD
    (2014)

  • UNICEF Award
    (2013)

Projects

  • Customer Service

    Customer Service (2017)
    Film Writer George Lindsey UNA Film Festival - BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY * Boston International Film Festival - BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY FINALIST (PENDING) * ReelRebels Entertainment Screenplay Contest - BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY FINALIST * Film Carpet - BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY FINALIST (PENDING)

  • Four Doors

    Four Doors (2016)
    Film Director/Writer/Editor * Los Angeles CineFest * The Americas Film Festival of New York * Blackbird Film Fest * Drunken Film Festival * Sydney World Film Festival * 15+ others

  • Galleria Continua at the 12th Havana Biennial

    Galleria Continua at the 12th Havana Biennial (2016)
    Commercial Director/Writer Commissioned by Galleria Continua & Louis Vuitton

  • Michelangelo Pistoletto's El tercer paraíso

    Michelangelo Pistoletto's El tercer paraíso (2016)
    Commercial Director/Writer/Editor Commissioned by Galleria Continua & Louis Vuitton

  • The Bronx Museum of the Arts' Annual Gala Video

    The Bronx Museum of the Arts' Annual Gala Video (2016)
    Commercial Director/Writer/Editor Commissioned by The Bronx Museum of the Arts

  • Twilight

    Twilight (2015)
    Film Director/Writer * New Jersey Film Festival – BEST SHORT FILM * Martinique International Film Festival - BEST OF FEST (SNAKE AWARD), BEST CARIBBEAN FILM * Muestra Joven – BEST PRODUCTION, BEST MALE PERFORMANCE, BEST SOUND, SPECIAL JURY MENTION FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, HACIENDO CINE PRODUCTION FUND'S WINNING SCREENPLAY * Glasgow Short Film Festival * Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival * Venice Film Week * Sydney World Film Festival * Toronto Film Week * 15+ others

  • The Premiere

    The Premiere (2014)
    Film Editor * China Women's Film Festival - BEST SHORT FILM * Caricato Awards - BEST ACTRESS * Muestra Joven - BEST ACTRESS, SIGNIS AWARD * Short of the Year * Festival Internacional de Cine de Viña del Mar * FEMI Guadeloupe International Film Festival * 10+ others

  • Yunaisy

    Yunaisy (2014)
    Film Director/Writer * The Americas Film Festival of New York - BEST FICTION SHORT FILM * As Film Festival - BEST FILM * Almacén de la Imagen - BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR * Festival Internacional de Cine Gáldar - ULPGC BEST SHORT FILM AWARDS * Frame by Sound Festival - BEST SHORT FILM FINALIST * Latino and Native American Film Festival - BEST SHORT FILM MENTION * ABC Ibero-American Short Film Festival - BEST LATIN AMERICAN SHORT FILM NOMINEE * Muestra Joven - LUDWIG FOUNDATION PRIZE * 30+ others

Education

  • New York Film Academy
    (2015-2015)

  • Talents Guadalajara Lab
    (2014-2014)

  • University of Arts (ISA)
    (2009-2014)

  • Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión (EICTV)
    (2011-2013)

Juan's Profile Statistics

  • Since: October 2016
  • Last online: > 2 weeks ago
  • Invites sent: 1

Juan's network

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