The youngest son from a Mexican immigrant family of nine, Daniel Eduvijes Carrera achieved the highest honors in Film and English Literature from the University of California at Berkeley, studied Cinema and Mexican Culture at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and was awarded a Dean’s Fellowship for an MFA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of the Arts. He received the SFFILM Screenwriting Grant for “Invoking Juan Angel”, which won Best Screenplay at the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival where his subsequent film, “Soledad de los Incendios” was also awarded Best Short Film. His latest work, “El Paisa”, premiered at Outfest Los Angeles 2023, and has gone on to garner Audience and Jury Awards at the Long Beach, Highland Park and East LA Film Festivals. Following its festival tour, it will air on PBS channels nationwide. His films have also screened at the Tribeca, Guadalajara and Morelia Film Festivals, at numerous art museums and on international television broadcasts. He won Top Prize in Ovation TV’s “Search for the Next Revolutionary Filmmaker,” received the Garcia Bross Award at the Morelia International Film Festival, the Imagen Award for Excellence in Entertainment and Best Latine Film Director by the Directors Guild of America Student Film Awards.