Alfredo’s first feature film, Washington Heights, received theatrical and video distribution. It premiered and won a Special Mention for acting and directing at the first TriBeCa Film Festival. Among other prizes, it also gathered the Audience Award for Best Narrative Film from the IFP/Los Angeles Film Festival, Best First Film in the Muestra Internacional de Cine (Dominican Republic), the Grand Prizes from the New York Latino Film Festival, the Austin Film Festival and the Cine Festival in San Antonio. It played in over 50 international and domestic film festivals. ¶Alfredo was nominated for an Open Palm Award from the 2003 IFP/ Gotham Awards.¶He also participated in the Sundance Filmmakers Lab with Angel (co-written with Nat Moss). Two of his short films, Joe’s Egg and Neto’s Run, received the Directors Guild of America Best Latino Director Award in 1995 and 1999. Both films won awards at domestic and international festivals. He received his M.F.A. from the Film Division of Columbia University.
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