Alex Mendez Giner
director • screenwriter • cinematographer
Alex Mendez Giner is a filmmaker whose works defy the boundaries of storytelling, exploring complex stories at the intersection of subjective experience, reality, and the marvelous real. His carefully constructed images propose a discontinuous world, confronting reality and our experience in it.
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, Best Film from Antakya Film Festival, Grand Prize from the Snowtown Film Festival, Best Directing Awards from the Caracas City Hall Film Awards, Best Story Award from the Buffalo-Niagara Film Festival, and has been awarded production grants from the New York State Council of the Arts and the Venezuelan Film Commission.
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, Università Degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, 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.