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Edwin Martinez

Assistant Professor of Film

Edwin Martinez is a Bronx-born filmmaker whose first feature documentary, To Be Heard, won awards at the DOC NYC, Seattle International, Nantucket, San Diego Latino, and Sarasota film festivals, among others.

As a cinematographer, he has worked on several feature-length fiction and documentary films, including Rachel Is, Leave No Soldier, Las Marthas, and What Alice Found (winner, Special Jury Prize, Sundance).

An alumnus of the film program at Purchase College, he earned his master’s degree in education policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He first joined the film faculty at Purchase in 2014–15 as a part-time lecturer and has worked as an instructor in various youth media programs in Boston and New York City.

Martinez is currently developing short form and feature-length projects, including Rooftop Films grantee The Last Doo Wop, while producing films for educational, government, and nonprofit organizations.


IDA: International Documentary Association
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