Alex Mendez Giner

director • scriptwriter • cinematographer

Alex Mendez Giner is a filmmaker whose works defy the boundaries of storytelling, exploring complex characters at the intersection of subjective experience, reality and the marvelous real. His meticulously designed images, redolent of an allegorical atmosphere, create a visual experience capable to subsume other senses.


He has screened in major international film festivals including Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival, Interfilm Berlin International Short Film Festival, Milan International Film Festival, Viña del Mar International Film Festival, Sapporo International Film Festival, Guadalajara International Film Festival, Bilbao International Film Festival, and Durban International Film Festival. He is recipient of the Audience Choice Award from the Shanghai International Film Festival, the Grand Prize from the Snowtown Film Festival, the Best Film and Best Directing Awards from the Caracas City Hall Film Awards, the Best Story Award from the Buffalo-Niagara Film Festival, and a production grant from the New York State Council of the Arts.


He is founder artist of the Multimedia Center for the Arts at the Contemporary Art Museum of Caracas and has been guest speaker at Santa Maria Della Scala Museum in Siena, University of the Andes in Colombia, State University of New York at Oswego, the Wits School of Arts in Johannesburg and the National University of Laos, among others. His professional practice combines constant film production with film teaching at Syracuse University.

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The Book of Judith

USA 2015

Narrative Short Film

Writer, Director, Producer and Cinematographer

Digital Cinema/ 21:45min

Funded by

New York State Council on the Arts

Syracuse University

Whiskey Films Mexico



39 and a half 

USA 2014-Ongoing                                                                                   

Feature Film by Kara Herold                  


Cinematographer and Script Consultant

Digital Cinema /In Production


Venezuela 2011

Narrative Short Film.


Writer and Director


Funded by

Centro Nacional Autónomo de Cinematografía (CNAC)

The Format Films

Premiered at the 14th Shanghai International Film Festival

Winner Audience Choice Award at the 14th Shanghai International Film Festival

Winner Best Narrative Short Buffalo Niagara Film Festival



It Rains

Venezuela 2007

Narrative Short Film


Writer and Director



Funded by

Centro Nacional Autónomo de Cinematografía (CNAC)

Kó Films

Premiered at the 30th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival

Winner Best Cinematography 2nd CHORTS Caracas International Short Film Festival

On the Back of the Whale                         

Venezuela 2007



Writer, Director and Producer

Mini DV/ 2min


Winner Best Documentary Caracas Filmminuto 2008



Cervical Song  

Venezuela 2005               

Video Art



Mini DV/ 2min

Premiered at the Caracas National Cinematheque

Official Selection European Traveling Exhibition of Latinamerican Film and Video “En-Transe” 




USA 2001                                                                                                               

Video Art



Mini DV/ 6min

Premiered at the 13th International Festival of Electronic Art Videobrasil

V Pirelli Exhibition of Young Artists at the Caracas Contemporary Museum of Modern Art

Guest Artist at the 1st Israel International Video-Art Biennial




USA 2001    

Narrative Short Film

Writer, Director, Producer and Cinematographer

16mm/ 9min

Winner Best Sound. Caracas City Hall Short Film Awards 2001




USA 2000

Narrative Short Film.


Writer, Director, Producer and Cinematographer

16mm/ 12min

Winner Best Directing and Best Editing. Caracas City Hall Short Film Awards 2001




Over 100 commercials for national and international brands for every country on the South American region as well as Central America and the Caribbean:




Pfizer(Sinutab, Mylanta, Benylin, Atamel)

Boehringer Ingelheim (Pharmaton)

Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) (Corega)





Kellogg’s (Special K, Corn Flakes,

Frosty Flakes, Choco Flakes, Bars, etc )

Kraft Foods (Oreo)

Coca Cola

Mondelēz International (Tang)

Cadbury Adams (Bubbaloo)

Mead Johnson Nutrition (Enfagrow)

Olympia (Tea)

Inproceca (Avelina)

Telecommunications and Technology





Courier Services




Café Atlantique



The New York Film Festivals (ANDA)

Venezuelan Cancer Society

Fundación Daniela Chappard


Centro de Terapia Integral de Venezuela



Mattel Toys (Fisher Price, Hot Wheels, Barbie, Scrabble, Little Mommy, Polly Pocket, Max Steel)

Newspapers and News Outlets

El Mundo Newspaper

Globovisión (TV Station)

Últimas Noticias Newspaper

El Deportivo Newspaper

2001 Newspaper


Banks & Insurance Companies

Banco Occidental de Descuento B.O.D

Banco Confederado

Banco Canarias

Banco del Caribe

Seguros Constitución

Seguros La Vitalicia


Car & Automotive

Venoco Oil






Retail Stores and Entertainment

5to Piso (Fondo de Valores Inmobiliarios C.A.)



Personal Care

Consentido Diapers

Scott Products

Procter and Gamble