Danny Holguin is an award winning filmmaker and talented illustrator with a special eye in storytelling for a positive cause. Danny’s main focus is filmmaking, however, he possesses a talent for cartooning, writing and photography. He has been involved in the media industry since he graduated in 2004 with a Media Arts Degree from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Danny has worked in well-known production companies in the USA and abroad. In 2008 he founded his production firm DHO Studios LLC with the vision of creating films closer to his heart. In 2013, his feature documentary film “Destinos Interrumpidos” (Interrupted Destinies) won the coveted “Victor Nieto” Award at the “Cartagena, Colombia International Film Festival”, considered to be one of the most influential festivals in Latin America and the oldest. The film also won Best Foreign Documentary Award at the “Atlanta Docu Fest”, a very important film festival and platform, showcasing the best independent documentaries around the globe. In 2014, the film participated at the prestigious “Cannes International Film Festival” market place. Thanks to this, it was distributed worldwide by Caracol Televisión (Colombia), FilmOption International (Canada) and Olympusat Networks (USA) and it is currently available for rent or purchase via Amazon Prime Video. His most recent short documentary film, “La Boquilla, My Paradise”, received a Best Short Documentary Film Award nomination in the “Seanema, international Film Festival” held in the beautiful Ulcinj, Montenegro and it got nominated under the same category in the “Wide Screen Film and Music video festival” held in Miami, Florida. The film won the award on April 15th, 2018. The project has been selected in 15 international film festivals so far. His co-directed short film "Mani-Cura" got selected in 2018 at the "Cannes Film Festival" in France under the Short Film corner category. Danny is an avid motivational guest speaker to the Film Studies students at his Alma Mater, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and the Broward University. Danny also worked as a judge for the annual “Wide Screen Film and Music video festival” in 2017. He has been portrayed in important press, radio, TV shows, frequently on CNN. His projects have been selected in important film festivals around the globe. Danny is currently in the development stages for future projects ranging from shorts, features and documentaries.
The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
Media Arts
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Lili López