Ana A. Alpízar

Ana A. Alpízar is a Cuban filmmaker and fila20's main writer. With studies at the University of Arts and EICTV, her multiple screenplays have materialized in films shown, awarded and sold almost worldwide, including Yunaisy and Twilight. Also a director, her short The Premiere was selected by 15+ festivals and acquired by ShortsHD, the world’s biggest catalog of high-quality short movies. Her latest production, The Fisherman, just had its world premiere at Muestra Joven and took home the Grand Jury Prize, among other awards.

FILMOGRAPHY/AWARDS (excerpt)

The Fisherman | short fiction, 2017

  • Muestra Joven - GRAND JURY PRIZE, BEST PRODUCTION, BEST ACTOR, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, PRIX ERIC JEAN 2016, HACIENDO CINE PRODUCTION FUND WINNER
  • World Cinema Amsterdam Foundation - GO CUBA! FUND WINNER

The Premiere | short fiction, 2014

  • China Women's Film Festival - BEST SHORT FILM
  • Caricato Awards - BEST ACTRESS
  • Muestra Joven - BEST ACTRESS, SIGNIS AWARD
  • Short of the Year
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Viña del Mar
  • FEMI Guadeloupe International Film Festival
  • 10+ others

Twilight | medium-length fiction, 2015 (as co-writer)

  • New Jersey Film Festival – BEST SHORT FILM
  • Martinique International Film Festival - BEST OF FEST (SNAKE AWARD), BEST CARIBBEAN FILM
  • Muestra Joven – BEST PRODUCTION, BEST MALE PERFORMANCE, BEST SOUND, SPECIAL JURY MENTION FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, HACIENDO CINE PRODUCTION FUND'S WINNING SCREENPLAY
  • Glasgow Short Film Festival
  • Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival
  • Venice Film Week
  • Sydney World Film Festival
  • Toronto Film Week
  • 15+ others

Yunaisy | short fiction, 2014 (as co-writer)

  • The Americas Film Festival of New York - BEST FICTION SHORT FILM
  • As Film Festival - BEST FILM
  • Almacén de la Imagen - BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR
  • Festival Internacional de Cine Gáldar - ULPGC BEST SHORT FILM AWARD
  • Frame by Sound Festival - BEST SHORT FILM FINALIST
  • Latino and Native American Film Festival - BEST SHORT FILM MENTION
  • ABC Ibero-American Short Film Festival - BEST LATIN AMERICAN SHORT FILM NOMINEE
  • Muestra Joven - LUDWIG FOUNDATION PRIZE
  • 30+ others