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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Filmography

 

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

Centripetal  

Venezuela 2011

Narrative Short Film.

 

Writer and Director

35mm/7min

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

35mm/14min

                       

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

Documental

 

Writer, Director and Producer

Mini DV/ 2min

 

Winner Best Documentary Caracas Filmminuto 2008

           

 

Cervical Song  

Venezuela 2005               

Video Art

 

Director

Mini DV/ 2min

Premiered at the Caracas National Cinematheque

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

 

 

Seawash

USA 2001                                                                                                               

Video Art

 

Director

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

 

 

Seamstress

USA 2001    

Narrative Short Film

Writer, Director, Producer and Cinematographer

16mm/ 9min

Winner Best Sound. Caracas City Hall Short Film Awards 2001

 

 

Rehearsal 

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

 

Advertising

 

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

 

Medical

 

Pfizer(Sinutab, Mylanta, Benylin, Atamel)

Boehringer Ingelheim (Pharmaton)

Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) (Corega)

Locatel

Farmahorro

 

Food

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

Motorolla

Samsung

CANTV

 

Courier Services

DHL

Restaurants

Subway

Café Atlantique

 

Institutional

The New York Film Festivals (ANDA)

Venezuelan Cancer Society

Fundación Daniela Chappard

Kyrios

Centro de Terapia Integral de Venezuela

 

Toys

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

Mitsubishi

 

Paints

Protecto

 

Retail Stores and Entertainment

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

Macuto

 

Personal Care

Consentido Diapers

Scott Products

Procter and Gamble

Centripetal

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