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Andy Alvarez, Colombian-Canadian, is an award-winning multi-hyphenate storyteller. Her short film "La Mariposa", based on her personal story of growing up as an immigrant in Canada, won a Leo Award in 2018.  Since then, she has written and directed "Our Home", garnering awards from Hot Docs Film Festival and the Wilson Oakville Film Festival in 2019. She also co-wrote and directed; "Sol", which was in the top 6 of the Crazy 8s film competition in 2020. It has since had its world premiere at the New York Children’s International Film Festival. She is one of the Co-founders of the Vancouver-based Studio 104 Entertainment Inc and is currently developing her comedy series; Growing Up With Mi Familia. In late 2021, her first narrative feature, La Estrella al Lado de La Luna received development funding from Telefilm. Andy Alvarez is represented by Inner Voice Artists.


  • TOP 6 - Crazy 8s Film Competition, 2020 - Sol

  • WINNER - Telus Storyhive Web-series Pilot 2020 - Growing Up With Mi Familia - Creator 

  • WINNER - Lindalee Tracy Award at Hot Docs Film Festival, 2019 ( Our Home)

  • WINNER - Leo Award for Best Student Production, 2017 (La Mariposa)

demo reel 2021