Freddy Rodriguez is an EMMY®, TELLY® and Promax/BDA award winning filmmaker with numerous short films, music videos, commercials, promos, and documentary shorts among his credits. He’s been writing, shooting, directing and editing creative video content for over twenty years.
Freddy’s short film Malabar, which was co-produced by Filmgate-Miami, is an “Official Selection” of the 2019 Miami Film Festival, where Freddy was named “One of five Miami filmmakers to watch” by the Miami News Times. (https://www.miaminewtimes.com/arts/things-to-do-miami-film-festival-2019-screens-south-florida-filmmakers-movies-11097318). Malabar also won the 2019 Jury and Audience Award at Filmgate-Miami’s “Best of NOLA” film competition, and won “La Bota Vaquera” best short film prize at the 2019 Chihuahua International Film Festival. Malabar currently airing on HBO.
In 2019, Freddy was awarded with an Oolite Arts Ellie’s Creator Award to write and develop his feature film Project Ballroom, which recounts Miami’s gay ballroom scene of the 1990’s. (https://oolitearts.org/ellies/#winners). Freddy’s latest project the experimental short documentary Open Dialogues: Stories from the LGBTQ Community, which is a collaboration with the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood, is an “Official Selection” of the 2020 Outshine LGBTQ Film Festival and The Fort Lauderdale Film Festival. (https://www.outclique.com/open-dialogues-at-art-and-culture-center-hollywood/).