Diego Cañizal

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Diego Cañizal is a Spanish screenwriter, consultant and teacher based in Bogotá, Colombia. He holds a Degree in Information Sciences and a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Rhetoric from the Complutense University of Madrid, as well as a Diploma in Screenwriting from the Madrid Film School (ECAM). He also trained in film production at the International Film and Television School of San Antonio de los Baños in Cuba (EICTV). 

Diego co-wrote El Piedra, directed by Rafa Martínez, a boxing drama released theatrically in Colombia in 2019 and sold to HBO North America, and El sacrificio, a Panamanian horror film directed by Alberto Serra and released in 2022. He also co-wrote the script for Tumbadores, a Panamanian thriller by María Isabel Burnes released in 2024, and Animales domésticos, based on the novel by Antonio García Ángel. As a television writer, Diego wrote the miniseries Tierra de Caín. In documentary, he co-wrote Nocaut with José F. Varón (Luis Ospina Award for Best Director at the 2022 Cali International Film Festival) and was an associate producer for El árbol de Matías, a family documentary released in 2022 which is part of the Films for Peace Series of the Colombian Truth Commission. In animation, he is the creator and screenwriter of Desechable with Carlos Gómez Salamanca.

Diego has worked as a script analyst and consultant, both for private clients and for public entities and events (Cine Qua Non Lab, Ministry of Culture of Colombia, Proimágenes Colombia, Cali International Film Festival, Mayor’s Office of Medellín, BaqLab in Barranquilla, Fantasolab, ScriptNest, Recién Paridos—Project Development Lab in Honduras, Blood Window—Ventana Sur in Argentina), and has extensive experience as a teacher (National Film School of Colombia (ENACC), Central University of Bogotá, Congo Films School, workshops of the Ministry of Culture of Colombia, District Institute of the Arts of Bogotá (IDARTES) and Proimágenes Colombia, Esférico Lab in the Dominican Republic, Ibero-American Center for Studies of Photo and Cinema (CIBEF) in Mexico, among others).