VERONICA CAICEDO

VERONICA CAICEDO the CEO, founder and “heart and soul” of Caicedo Productions Corp. the parent company of The ONE Festival and the International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival a Non-profit 501c3 Organization. Ms. Caicedo is an innovative, director, producer and writer who has overseen more than 40 successful theatrical productions.

Drawing upon her urban cultural experiences and extensive creativity, Ms. Caicedo has used her unique vision to produce and/or direct such projects and plays as Red Flags the play by Susan Gordon-Clark, They Call Me LA LUPE by James Manos and Luis Caballero (Starring Lauren Velez of “Dexter”), SUNSHINE by Lawrence Dukore, Patrick Marber’s Closer and Faded by Robert Dominguez, among others.

Ms. Caicedo has served as Theater Director for Project Reach Youth, Teatro El Puente and The Loisaida Players at Loisaida Inc., where she was a safe-sex educator. For over a decade, she was Managing Theater Director for Teatro LATEA and most recently Operations Director for the CSV Cultural and Educational Center. Caicedo Productions will continue its growth and development incorporating professional theater/film productions and festivals in local communities such as the annual The ONE Festival in April and the International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival in November.

Ms. Caicedo was filmmaker selected official for the 2008 SOL Dance Film Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah, 2008 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Hostos Community College and LaGuardia Community College featured Ms. Caicedo short films “Little Courage” and “Loss Of Innocence In Loisaida”, honored in 2007 by the National Puerto Rican Day Parade Inc. for Puerto Rican Heritage Month, 2003 by the Latino College Expo for her work with youth in theater/film education, and in 2002 she was honored by the Department Of Justice-Federal Bureau of Investigation for Hispanic Heritage Month.


Caicedo was awarded 2013 Producer of the year in film & Theater by Premio Cacique of Gold International – New York-Venezuela Chapter, 2014 the Borimix Award, in 2015 Caicedo was honored for Women’s History Month from organizations such as NY League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) & Senator Jose Peralta (LAIA) Latin American Intercultural Alliance, March, 2017 for women’s history month the NYC Mother’s FLO Award (Women in Film & Media Edition) and 2017 Latin Alternative Theater Awards for creating The ONE Festival, 2017 a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez and Certificate of Appreciation from Senator Gustavo Rivera. In 2018 Ms. Caicedo received a proclamation of Appreciation from the Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer making December 21 a Veronica Caicedo Appreciation Day, and a Certificate of Recognition from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Most recently in 2019, The SOMOS Conference in Albany-Entre Nosotras Inc. honored Ms. Caicedo for the work in education through the arts and The National Puerto Rican Association honored Veronica for her work in Film Industry, by presenting her with the Eugenio Maria De Hostos Award in 2019 and making her the Godmother/Madrina Internacional for the Hispanic Day Parade in NYC.

She has served as a guest panelist for such organizations as HBO, Latinos for Positive Images, Urban Magazine, Boys Club of New York, Association of Hispanic Arts (AHA), Teatro Stage Fest 07 (Latinas at the Helm) and most recently 2019 PitchNY listener presented by NBCuni and co-sponsored by Governor Cuomo’s Office of Motion Picture.

Though theatre has been the mainstay of her career, Ms. Caicedo also has extensive film experience. In addition to producing, writing and directing her first independent feature, Circle of Time, Ms. Caicedo also produced and directed an independent feature, Shut Up and Do It; an educational film, “Loss Of Innocence In Loisaida,” short films; “Diary of a Teenage Reporter”, “Little Courage”, “9/12” and “El Tumbe“, and “Helen of T-Roy“. In music videos and TV, Ms. Caicedo directed Episode 2 in “The Colors of Love”, “En la Oscuridad” and “My Weakness”. Currently, Ms. Caicedo is producing a feature film “Switch and Bait”.

A graduate of SUNY College at Purchase, Ms. Caicedo is a member of NYWIFT (New York Women in Film and Television) and LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens).

Veronica Caicedo is presently, a board member for the Sports Foundation, Inc.