Andy Alvarez is an award winning Director based in Vancouver, BC. She graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production. Her directorial debut, and UBC Thesis project, based on her personal story is the award winning short film La Mariposa, 2017. After more than fourteen world-wide festival screenings, and several awards, La Mariposa was awarded a Leo Award for Best Student Production in June of 2018. She was selected as one of the 10 filmmakers to participate in Vancouver’s International Film Festival’s first Talent Lab program. Then went on to be one of five finalists at the MPPIA Pitch at the Whistler Film Festival in December 2018. This year Andy was awarded the Lindalee Tracey Award at Hot Docs for her recent short film, Our Home, 2018. Andy is currently developing a webseries; Growing Up With Mi Familia, for which the pilot has been funded by TELUS Storyhive.