B.A in Mass Communications at Universidad Católica Andres Bello, Venezuela. M.F.A in Film at Syracuse University, USA. M.A. in Scriptwriting at Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain.
Alex Mendez Giner is an active filmmaker with over 15 years of experience as a film director. His interests range from direction, to cinematography, to scriptwriting. He has obtained several awards, of particular relevance is the Audience Choice Award presented at the 14th Shanghai International Film Festival. His short films have been shown in major film festivals such as the 30th International Short Film Festival of Clermont-Ferrand, 23rd International Film Festival of Guadalajara, 28th Chicago Latino Film Festival, 19th Chile International Short Film Festival of Santiago and 4th International Short Film Festival of Sapporo among many others. He has directed more than 100 commercials for international brands and his work has been shown in more than 20 countries around the globe. He was among the founding artists of the Multimedia Center for the Arts in the Contemporary Museum of Caracas and has participated as a guest artist in the International Biennial of Video-Art of Israel, the Latin-American Film Congress in Mexico and in the Venezuelan Pavilion at EXPO Shanghai 2010. At present time, Alex Mendez Giner works as a film professor at Syracuse University (USA) where he teaches Narrative Filmmaking, Cinematography, Scriptwriting and the Graduate Production course.