Miguel Alvarez is an award-winning independent filmmaker whose films have screened around the world and have garnered 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. He is also a Screenwriting Fellow of the Latino Screenwriting Project sponsored by Cinefestival and Sundance for his sci-fi feature screenplay, La Perdida. Miguel’s documentary short on Latino voting obstacles, The Giant Still Sleeps, was commissioned by Emmy Award-winning producer and fellow University of Texas faculty member Paul Stekler for the Washington Post and PBS. He holds both a BS in Mechanical Engineering and MFA in Film Production from the University of Texas at Austin where he teaches classes as Associate Professor of Practice.
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