Alex Rivera

Moving Image, 2000

Alex Rivera is a filmmaker who, for the past fifteen years, has been telling new, urgent and visually adventurous Latino stories. His first feature film, Sleep Dealer, a science-fiction feature set on the U.S./Mexico border, won multiple awards at the Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival, was screened as part of New Directors / New Films at the Museum of Modern Art and Lincoln Center and had a commercial release in the U.S, France, Japan and other countries around the world. Alex is a Sundance, Rockefeller and USA Artist Fellow, Creative Capital grantee and was named one of Variety Magazine’s “10 Directors to Watch.” His recent collaborations have included work with Manu Chao, Maria Hinojosa and La Santa Cecilia. Alex studied at Hampshire College and lives in Los Angeles.

Awards and Accomplishments

2008: Rivera receives Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award and Alfred P. Sloan Prize from Sundance Film Festival

2007: Rivera receives USA Artists Fellowship

2003: Rivera receives Rockefeller Foundation Grant

2003: Rivera receives MacArthur Fellowship

2002: Rivera is Artist-in-Residence at Eyebeam in New York