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Alex Wu


Alex Wu is an award-winning Australian director and screenwriter, based in Melbourne, Australia. An honours graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, his most recent work IDOL (2019), was awarded the prestigious Dendy Award for Best Australian Live-Action Short Film at the 2020 Sydney Film Festival, two awards at the 2020 Brooklyn Film Festival for Best Male Actor and the Spirit Award in Short Narrative, and nominations at the 2020 Australian Directors’ Guild Awards and the AACTA Awards. Other festival selections for his work include BFI London Film Festival, Flickerfest, Adelaide Film Festival, Edmonton International Film Festival and Revelation Perth International Film Festival.
In 2020, Alex directed A Reminder, an animated documentary short, in collaboration with Shark Island Institute and the Documentary Australia Foundation (DAF) in association with The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, as a part of their VoxDocs initiative, which invited eight Australian filmmakers to make short films about the current state of the performing arts in Australia.

He was also commissioned to create a 3-channel video installation, titled Frisson, for the University of Melbourne’s Old Quad 2021 exhibition, Multivocal.

Alex was recently named a recipient of the 2021 Closer Productions and Adelaide Film Festival Micro-Grant for Diverse Voices, and a participant of the 2021 Australians in Film (AiF) Charlie’s Residency. Alex is currently in development for his first feature film.

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