Miguel Alvarez is an engineer, writer, photographer, and award-winning filmmaker. A recent graduate of the University of Texas MFA Film Program, he was the recipient of the Robert Rodriguez/Elizabeth Avellán Award and Warren Skaaren Fellowship. He has also received awards from the Directors' Guild of America, Panavision's Emerging Filmmaker program, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, the Hamptons International Film Festival, and the Texas Filmmakers Production Fund for his previous films, Tadpoles, Veterans, KID, and Mnemosyne Rising. A native of San Antonio, Texas, he currently resides in Austin where he teaches at the University of Texas while completing his first screenplay, La Perdida.

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