Miguel Alvarez

Documentary Filmmaker

Austin-based filmmaker Miguel Alvarez has received awards from the Directors’ Guild of America, Panavision’s Emerging Filmmaker program, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, and the Austin Film Society for his previous short films, Tadpoles, Veterans, KID, Mnemosyne Rising, and Atlantic City. He was selected as a Screenwriting Fellow for the 2013 Latino Screenwriting Project sponsored by Cinefestival and Sundance for his feature screenplay, La Perdida. His most recent project, the short film Atlantic City, was recently chosen for the inaugural Kodak + Kickstarter Film Initiative and his short documentary, The Sleeping Giant, premiered on PBS and the Washington Post this past summer. Miguel holds both a BS in Mechanical Engineering and MFA in Film Production from the University of Texas at Austin where he continues to lecture today.