Private Project

Yunaisy

Facing censorship, a young Cuban filmmaker must choose between a great career opportunity and the integrity of his work.

  • Juan Pablo Daranas Molina
    Director
    Sleepless; Angela; Twilight; The Fisherman;
  • Juan Pablo Daranas Molina
    Writer
    Sleepless; Angela; Twilight; The Fisherman;
  • Ana A. Alpízar
    Writer
    Sleepless; Angela; Twilight; The Fisherman;
  • Juan Pablo Daranas Molina
    Producer
    Sleepless; Angela; Twilight; The Fisherman;
  • Ernesto del Cañal
    Key Cast
    Four Doors
  • Waldo Franco
    Key Cast
    Melaza
  • Yaité Ruiz
    Key Cast
    Melaza
  • FILA20 filmes
    Production Company
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Yunaisy
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2014
  • Country of Origin:
    Cuba
  • Country of Filming:
    Cuba
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.40
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Muestra Joven
    La Habana
    Cuba
    April 2, 2014
    World Premiere
    LUDWIG FOUNDATION PRIZE
  • SGAE en Corto
    Madrid
    Spain
    June 26, 2014
    European Premiere
  • ABC Ibero-American Short Film Festival
    Madrid
    Spain
    September 4, 2014
    BEST LATIN AMERICAN SHORT FILM NOMINEE
  • Almacén de la Imagen
    Holguín
    Cuba
    September 20, 2014
    Holguín Premiere
    BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR
  • New England Festival of Ibero-American Cinema
    New Haven, Connecticut
    United States
    October 22, 2014
    North American Premiere
  • Villavicencio International Film Festival
    Villavicencio, Meta
    Colombia
    October 24, 2014
    Colombian Premiere
  • One Take Film Festival
    Zagreb
    Croatia
    November 18, 2014
    Croatian Premiere
  • Miami Independent Cuban Cinema Showcase
    Miami, Florida
    United States
    November 23, 2014
    Florida Premiere
  • Gualeguaychú International Film Festival
    Gualeguaychú, Entre Ríos
    Argentina
    December 5, 2014
    Argentinian Premiere
  • Cuban Cinema Showcase at Uruguayan Cinematheque
    Montevideo
    Uruguay
    December 23, 2014
    Uruguayan Premiere
  • Ascona Film Festival
    Locarno, Ticino
    Switzerland
    February 26, 2015
    Swiss Premiere
  • Artfools Video Festival
    Larissa, Thessaly
    Greece
    March 5, 2015
    Greek Premiere
  • Latino and Native American Film Festival
    New Haven, Connecticut
    United States
    March 31, 2015
    Connecticutian Premiere
    BEST SHORT FILM MENTION
  • International Short Film Festival Piélagos en Corto
    Piélagos, Cantabria
    Spain
    May 7, 2015
  • Court des Îles Festival
    Tahiti
    French Polynesia
    March 11, 2015
    French Polynesian Premiere
  • Student Art Festival - STARFEST
    Goldenrod, Florida
    United States
    May 28, 2015
  • River Film Festival
    Padua, Veneto
    Italy
    May 30, 2015
    Italian Premiere
  • Albacete Cuban Cinema Showcase
    Albacete, Castile-La Mancha
    Spain
    June 19, 2015
  • The Americas Film Festival of New York
    New York City, New York
    United States
    June 25, 2015
    New York Premiere
    BEST FICTION SHORT FILM
  • Festival Internacional de Cine Gáldar
    Gran Canaria
    Spain
    October 7, 2015
    Canarian Premiere
    ULPGC BEST SHORT FILM AWARD
  • Arlington International Film Festival
    Arlington, Massachusetts
    United States
    October 21, 2015
    Massachusettsian Premiere
  • Fling! Film Festival
    Tain, Scotland
    United Kingdom
    October 24, 2015
    British Premiere
  • As Film Festival
    Rome
    Italy
    November 14, 2015
    Roman Premiere
    BEST FILM
  • Wiper Film Festival
    New York City, New York
    United States
    January 15, 2016
  • Katra Film Series
    New York City, New York
    United States
    May 14, 2016
  • Paphos International Film Festival
    Paphos
    Cyprus
    June 25, 2016
    Cyprus Premiere
  • Frame By Sound Festival
    Santo Domingo
    Dominican Republic
    August 1, 2016
    Dominican Premiere
    BEST SHORT FILM FINALIST
  • Concorto Film Festival
    Piacenza
    Italy
    August 21, 2016
  • Salair International Independent Film Festival
    Altai Krai
    Russian Federation
    November 11, 2016
    Russian Premiere
  • Indie Movie Nights
    Berlin
    Germany
    March 19, 2019
    German Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Courage Film Festival
    Berlin
    Germany
    April 5, 2019
    Official Selection
  • FilmArte Film Festival
    Madrid
    Spain
    October 18, 2019
    SEMIFINALIST
Director Biography - Juan Pablo Daranas Molina

Juampa is a Cuban filmmaker and the president of FILA20, a Cuban-American film collective based in New York City.

FILA20's films have been screened at hundreds of festivals, including Borscht, Rhode Island, Glasgow, Miami, New Orleans, Rooftop Films, Sundance, Warsaw, etc., and on platforms like Amazon Video, Booooooom.TV, Comcast Xfinity, Omeleto, Short of the Week, and ShortsTV.

Juampa's filmography as a director includes YUNAISY, selected by 50+ international festivals; ÁNGELA, an official selection at Glasgow, New Orleans, HBO New York Latino FF, etc.; and TWILIGHT, winner of the New Jersey, Martinique, and Muestra Joven festivals. He has also directed projects for Galleria Continua, Louis Vuitton, the Museum of Modern Art, the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC), and The Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Juampa’s passion is science and nature. He dreams of incorporating it into films that, hopefully, are not boring. At least not too boring.

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