Born in Medellin, Colombia, Pablo Alvarez-Mesa‘s short films have played extensively at international film festivals including Sheffield, Hot Docs, Silverdocs, and RIDM. His last documentary, Jelena’s Song, won the Pierre and Yolanda Perrault award at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois in Montreal. His interest in documentary lies in the relationship between fact and fiction; between what is recalled and what is inevitably constructed. His short films all touch in one way or another issues of displacement, history and collective memory. Pablo now resides in Montreal, Quebec and holds a Film Production MFA from Concordia University.