General Interest Documentaries: Screenings, Publications, Press, and Awards

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The Weeping Season (in production)

Press

Hidalgo, Alexandra. “Alexandra Hidalgo: The Kinship of Storytelling.” MSU Today.

Gardner, David. “Episode 9: Alexandra Hidalgo.” One Thought Podcast. 25 June 2018.

Graban, Tarez. “Stone Walls and Summer Projects.” Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric & Composition Blog. 17 July 2018.

Teta (25 minutes, 2017)

Awards

Best Documentary Film. Jaipur International Film Festival. Jaipur, India. January 2018.

Best Documentary Short Film. South Film and Arts Academy Film Festival. Rancagua, Chile. January 2018.

Honorable Mention Award. United Latino Film Festival. Hudson, Ohio. July 2017.

Best Documentary Short Film. Five Continents International Film Festival. Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela. May 2017.

Award of Merit—Documentary Short. International Film Festival for Family, Against Drug Abuse, and Trafficking, Bali and Jakarta, Indonesia.

Award of Merit—Director. International Film Festival for Family, Against Drug Abuse, and Trafficking, Bali and Jakarta, Indonesia.

Second Place Documentary Award. North by Midwest Micro-Budget Film Festival, Kalamazoo, Michigan. March, 2017.

Award Nominations

Best Michigan Film Nominee. Detroit SheTown Film Festival. Detroit, Michigan. September 2018.

Best Documentary Nominee. iChill Manila International Film Festival. Manila, The Philippines. July 2018.

Best Poster Nominee. Five Continents International Film Festival. Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela. May 2017.

Film Festival Official Selection

Herstory Cinephilia Society Cinema. Nashville, Tennessee. November, 2018.

Detroit SheTown Film Festival. Detroit, Michigan. September 2018.

iChill Manila International Film Festival. Manila, The Philippines. July 2018.

South Film and Arts Academy Film Festival. Rancagua, Chile. January 2018.

Docs Without Borders. Online Film Festival. March 2018.

Jaipur International Film Festival. Jaipur, India. January 2018.

Los Angeles International Film Festival. San Rafael. Segovia, Spain. December 2017.

Great Lakes International Film Festival. Erie, Pennsylvania. October 2017.

Boston Latino International Film Festival. Boston, Massachusetts. September 2017.

The 3rd Atlantic International Film Festival. Barranquilla, Colombia. September 2017.

The 2nd United Latino International Film Festival. Hudson, Ohio. August 2017.

Accolade Global Film Competition. Online competition. August 2017.

Santa Cruz International Film Festival. Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz, Argentina. June 2017.

Five Continents International Film Festival. Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela, May 2017.

International Film Festival for Family, Against Drug Abuse, and Trafficking, Bali and Jakarta, Indonesia. May 2017.

Cine Pobre Film Festival. La Paz, Mexico. May 2017.

Athens International Film + Video Festival, Athens, Ohio. April 2017.

Capital City Film Festival, Lansing, Michigan. April 2017.

Depth of Field International Film Festival Competition. Online Film Festival. March 2017.

Audience Awards Female Filmmakers Film Festival. Online Film Festival. March 2017.

Colortape International Film Festival, Burbank, Australia. March 2017.

North by Midwest Micro-Budget Film Festival, Kalamazoo, Michigan. March 2017.

Film Series Screenings

Film Vault Presents. Manchester, England. May 2019.

University Screenings

Indiana University. Sponsored by #DirectedbyWomen, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Cinema and Media Studies, and Media Services. September 2017.

Conference Screenings

Cultural Rhetorics Conference, East Lansing. October 2016.

Press

Free film screening to celebrate women directors.” The Media School Report. 5 Sept. 2017.

A Place at the Table (17 minutes, 2017)

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Public Philosophy Journal 1.1 (Spring 2018)

Film Festival Award

First Place Documentary Award. North by Midwest Micro-Budget Film Festival, Kalamazoo, Michigan. March, 2017.

Film Festival Official Selection

North by Midwest Micro-Budget Film Festival, Kalamazoo, Michigan. March, 2017.

Gallery Exhibit

east arbor architecture + gallery. East Lansing, Michigan. Solo show. August-September, 2018.

Press

A Place at the Table Film Installation Opening Reception.” City Pulse. Lansing, Michigan. 31 Aug. 2018.

Downtown Gallery Series Continues with First Video Installation.” East Lansing Info. East Lansing, Michigan. 30 Aug. 2018.

William and Santiago Simultaneous (5 minutes, 2016)

Film Festival Official Selection

Audience Awards Women’s Film Challenge. Online film festival. March-April 2017.

Audience Awards Documentary. Online film festival. March 2017.

Marcellus Movie Madness Family Film Festival. Marcellus, New York. November 2016.

Feel the Reel International Film Festival. Glasgow, Scotland. August 2016.

Reviews

William and Santiago Simultaneous.” Review by Feel the Reel International Film Festival. November, 2016.

Conference Screenings

I screened and discussed the film as part of my presentation “William and Santiago Simultaneous: An Exploration of Time, Love, Culture, and Documentary Filmmaking.” Cultural Rhetorics Conference, East Lansing. October 2016.

Vanishing Borders (90 minutes, 2014)

Awards

Gold Award Winner. World Tolerance Awards. Jakarta, Indonesia. December 2016.

Kudos Endeavor Award for Human Spirit Feature. Docs Without Borders Film Festival. Nassau, Delaware. October 2016.

International Award of Excellence. International Film Festival For Environment, Health and Culture. Jakarta, Indonesia. May 2016.

World Award of Merit. World Film Awards. Jakarta, Indonesia. May 2016.

Platinum Award Winner. International Film Festival for Women, Social Issues, and Zero Discrimination. Jakarta, Indonesia. March 2016.

Film Festival Official Selection

Leonard A. Oakland Film Festival. Spokane, Washington. February 2017.

International Women’s Film Festival. Orlando, Florida. October 2016.

Docs Without Borders Film Festival. Global festival. October 2016.

Glendale International Film Festival, Los Angeles, California. October 2016.

All Lights India International Film Festival. Hyderabad, India. September 2016.

WIND International Film Festival. North Hollywood, California. July 2016.

International Film Festival For Environment, Health and Culture. Jakarta, Indonesia. May 2016.

World Film Awards. Jakarta, Indonesia. May 2016.

Equinox Women’s Film Festival. Palmer, Alaska. March 2016.

International Film Festival for Women, Social Issues, and Zero Discrimination. Jakarta, Indonesia. March, 2016.

Commffest 2015 10th Annual Film and Arts Festival, Toronto, Canada. September 2015.

Conference Screenings

I presented “Cultural Film and Video Production: Exploring Race and Gender Through Documentary Filmmaking,” a scholarly piece based on the film and including scenes from it at the Cultural Rhetorics Conference, East Lansing. October 2014.

Scenes screened at my panel presentation, “Transformative Multinational Identities: The Rhetoric of Hybridity in Female Immigration” at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, New Orleans. March 2013.

University Screenings

Purdue University. Screening sponsored by the Department of English and Writing and Rhetoric Program. October 2016.

Miami University of Ohio. Screening part of the Miami University Art Museum Welcome to America Program. Co-sponsored by the Art Museum Student Organization, the Department of Media, Journalism, and Film, the Department of Political Science, the Center for American and World Cultures, and the Department of Sociology and Gerontology.

Auburn University at Montgomery. Screening part of the Political Film Series. March 2016.

New York University. Screening part of the Multiple Identity Series. February 2016.

Washington State University. September 2015.

Michigan State University. Screening part of Global Film Series. November 2014.

Community Screenings

Dayton Metro Library – Madden Hills Branch. Sponsored by Dayton Hispanic Chamber, OhioNOW, and Welcome Dayton. May 2015.

Akron-Summit Public Library. Sponsored by Global Ties Akron, International Institute of Akron and Joshua Tree Productions. March 2015.

Pedagogical Screenings

Kate Birdsall, Assistant Professor at Michigan State University, in her undergraduate course “Women in America.” Fall 2015.

Laura B. Johnson, Doctoral Candidate at Michigan State University, in her undergraduate course “Introduction to Human Geography.” Spring 2015.

Press

Interviews
Former Daytonian Produces Feature Length Immigration Documentary.” WYSO Weekend. WYSO. WYSO, Miami Valley. 10 May 2015. Radio.

A New Documentary Explores Immigration from a Woman’s Perspective.” Stateside. Michigan Radio. WUOM, Ann Arbor. 8 Dec. 2014. Radio.

Articles
Leonard A. Oakland Film Festival features discussion with Alexandra Hidalgo on Feb. 9.” Whitworth University News. 27 January 2017.

Hewitt, Howard. “Film screening highlights immigrants’ positive impact.” Purdue Today. 10 October 2016.

Garnai, Bridget. “Documentary Film: Vanishing Borders.” The Miami University Art Museum Student Blog. 3 October 2016.

WSU Writing Program Welcomes Latina author Cecilia Rodrígues-Milanés and filmmaker Alexandra Hidalgo for Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 presentations.” The Writing Program. 18 Sept. 2015.

“Proyección de Vanishing Borders en la Biblioteca Madden Hills Branch.” La Vanguardia Hoy [Dayton, Ohio]. 15 May 2015.

“PW Students Help Professor with Documentary, Vanishing Borders.” Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures. Michigan State University. 11 Feb. 2015.

Composition Faculty Creates Score and More.” College of Music. Michigan State University. 21 Nov. 2014.

Proyectarán en Michigan documental sobre experiencia de las mujeres en la inmigración.” Associated Press story published by national and international publications, including Fox News Latino, Yahoo Noticias en Español, and Univision Noticias. 17 Nov. 2014.

“Film Shows Immigration from Woman’s Perspective.” Associated Press story published by various publications, including WLNS.com, Fox 32 News, and the Alva Review-Courier. 17 Nov. 2014.

Parker, Kristen. “A Documentary Explores Immigration from a Woman’s Perspective.” MSU Today. Michigan State University. 17 Nov. 2014.

Simmons, Elizabeth H. and Alexandra Hidalgo. “Vanishing Borders: An MSU Documentary Collaboration.” Dean’s Corner. Michigan State University College of Arts and Letters. 11 Nov. 2014.

Television
Auburn Montgomery’s Political Film Series.” NBC. 12 WSFA, Montgomery. 7 March 2016. Television.

Invited Blog Posts
Exploring Freedom Through Immigration in Vanishing Borders.” Let’s All Be Free Film Festival. 10 Aug. 2015.

PERFECT: A Conversation with the Venezuelan Middle Class About Female Beauty and Breast Implants (25 minutes, 2009)

Awards

Golden Palm Award, Mexico International Film Festival, San Diego, California. May 2010.

Film Festival Official Selection

Culture Unplugged Film Festival, online festival. December 2014.

Mumbai Women’s International Film Festival, Mumbai, India. October 2013.

Mirror/Lens: Women in Film & Women Making Film, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England. October-November, 2011.

Reynolda Film Festival, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina. March 2011.

Conference Screenings

Scenes screened at my panel presentation, “National Pride, Equilibrium, and Freedom: The Rhetoric of Breast Implants in Venezuela” at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta. April 2011.

Scenes screened at my panel presentation, “Perfect: A Conversation with the Venezuelan Middle Class about Female Beauty and Breast Implants” at Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, Lansing. October 2009.

Pedagogical Screenings

Kendall Leon, Assistant Professor at Purdue University, in her graduate seminar “Gender, Rhetoric, and the Body.” Spring 2011.

Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés, Associate Professor at The University of Central Florida, in three courses, “Honors Freshman Composition,” “Latina/o Literature,” and “Hispanic Women Writers.” Fall 2010-Fall 2012.

Basuli Deb, Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, in “Introduction to Women’s Studies.” Fall 2011-Fall 2014.

University Screenings

University of Central Florida, Orlando, sponsored by the Hispanic American Student Association. September 2010.

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, sponsored by the Department of English, the Department of Spanish, and Film and Video Studies. October 2009.

Community Screenings

Caracas Theater Club, Caracas, Venezuela. December 2010.

Artist Spencer Tunick’s Studio, Hudson Valley, New York. January 2010.

Publications

Scenes featured in “National Identity, Normalization, and Equilibrium: The Rhetoric of Breast Implants in Venezuela.” Enculturation: a Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture 13 (2012).