Alejandra Vasquez

Alejandra Vasquez is a Mexican-American director and producer. Her directorial feature-length debut Going Varsity in Mariachi premiered at Sundance 2023 and won the Jonathan Oppenheim Editing Award in the U.S. Documentary Competition. Alejandra’s short works include “Folk Frontera,” a surrealist film about the exchange of culture and music in the borderlands of Far West Texas that had a broadcast premiere in the PBS special The Latino Experience, was acquired by Independent Lens, won the SXSW Jury Award for Texas Shorts, and is taught in San Diego public schools. Her latest short film about the boom-and-bust oil cycles in her rural Texas hometown, “When It’s Good, It’s Good,” was co-produced with Latino Public Broadcasting, supported by the International Women’s Media Foundation and IF/Then Shorts, and premiered on POV Shorts. She cut her teeth on the producing side as part of the teams behind the acclaimed features Matangi/Maya/M.IA. (2018), Us Kids (2020), and Plan C (2023). She was the lead producer for the Topic four-part series Night Shift and eight-part series Eating. Her work has been supported by the Ford Foundation, Field of Vision, SFFILM, ITVS, the International Women’s Media Foundation, and more. Fellowships and residencies include the Logan Nonfiction Fellowship, Film Independent Docuseries Intensive, the IF/Then South Shorts Lab, and the Catapult Research Program.

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