Director, screenwriter and musician born in Santiago, Chile, 1983.
A popular and critically acclaimed artist in Chile and Latin America, twice nominated for the Latin Grammy Awards, Alex Anwandter’s musical career has spanned over 10 years, in which he has published 5 albums, all of which were composed and produced by him, and also produced work for other musicians. He has toured extensively through Chile, Latin America, the United States and Europe.
His interest in film drove him to direct his own and other musicians’ videoclips. Named as “an artist poised for stardom” by Time Magazine, his music and videos have been lauded by both national and international press, while also becoming a prominent Queer activist.
In 2016, inspired by young gay fan Daniel Zamudio’s horrific murder, he began his filmmaking career with his debut feature-length film, Nunca Vas a Estar Solo, whose world premiere took place at the Berlin International Film Festival, in the Panorama section, where it was awarded the prestigious Teddy Award (Special Jury Award). The film went to over 50 festivals in various countries -including Premio Maguey- and won several other awards.