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A cultural and national border crosser since birth, Alan is a biliterate/bicultural,  award-winning filmmaker whose documentary and narrative films have been screened and distributed in three different continents and in three different languages.  Denver-based with Nuevo Mexicano roots, Alan learned photography from his father and uncle, storytelling from his mother and grandparents, resilience from his wife, laughter from his daughters, and everything else from his students.  Alan teaches film production at North Denver's CEC Early College of Denver and has also been a guest instructor/lecturer with the Emerging Filmmaker's Workshop.

Best Documentary Short Subject, "Clever"  XicanIndie Film Festival (2016)
Best Documentary, "Photos of Angie" Long Beach Q Film Festival (2011)
Premio XicanIndie, "Photos of Angie" XicanIndie Film Festival (2011)

Sundance Institute Producers Intensive (2023-2024)
Latino Media Market 2018 and 2019 - National Association for Latino Independent Producers (NALIP)
Latino Leadership Institute (2018)
Doing your Doc (2015) - NALIP

Grants and Support
Firelight Media (Alejandro Jiménez: the ground I stand on)
American Masters
Arts in Society (Bonfils Stanton Foundation)
National Association of Latino Independent Producers
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
World Channel

Panels and Presentations
Voces - Oral History Center - U. of Texas, Austin (2018)
Metropolitan State University of Denver (2018)
University of Denver (2017)

Broadcast and Distribution Partners
World Channel
Rocky Mountain PBS
Colorado Public Television - Channel 12
Third World Newsreel
Latino Rebels

Select Film Festivals
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Cine Las Américas
Festival Internacional de Cine en Morelia (Mexico)

New York Latino Film Festival
XicanIndie Film Festival (Denver)
CineLatinx (Denver)
Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano (Cuba)
CineFestival (San Antonio)
Los Angeles Latinx International Film Festival
Melbourne Queer Film Festival (Australia)
Torino GLBT Film Festival (Italy)

Santa Fe Film Festival (2008)

University of Denver, B.A. Spanish/History
University of New Mexico, M.A. Latin American Studies
New York Film Academy, Directing
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