Center of Mexican American Studies
Center of Mexican American Studies

CMAS to Host Artist-in-Residence

Wed, November 20, 2013

The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) is pleased to host Jim Mendiola as an artist-in-residence for the 2013-2014 academic year.  Jim Mendiola is an independent filmmaker, curator, and writer based in Texas.

A Rockefeller Intercultural Media Fellow and Sundance Fellow, JIm Mendiola's films have screened in numerous film festivals, museums, and colleges in the U.S., Mexico and Europe, public television and cable TV. His projects have been supported by Independent Film Service, PBS, Film Independent, Latino Public Broadcasting, Mun2, SiTV, and the Sundance Filmmakers Lab.

As a curator, Mendiola created the film program at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, programmed for San Francisco’s Cine Accion Film Festival, and is currently directing San Antonio CineFestival, the nation’s longest running Latino Film Festival.

Mendiola is currently in post-production on a new documentary feature about the Alamo and the making of the movie Viva Max. While in residence at CMAS, he will be writing a book and creating a digital archive on the history of U.S. Chicano/Latino independent filmmaking.

This residency was made possible by the support of the College of Liberal Art at The University of Texas at Austin.

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