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Alexandra Liveris

Alexandra Liveris

Documentary Film and Video


Alexandra Liveris is a New York based filmmaker committed to creating creative story structures around pressing social issues. Her work has world premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and has screened in over 150 cities across the country. In addition to filmmaking, she worked as a producer for the “Charlie Rose Show” and co-founded the young leaders projects for the Clinton Global Initiative. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International relations from Tufts University, an M.F.A in Documentary Film & Video from Stanford University, and is a Flaherty Film Seminar Fellow. Alexandra is currently directing a film about the international renowned architect Santiago Calatrava and the staging of his public artwork in New York City. 



Enersen Foundation Production Grant, 2014
Robert Flaherty Film Seminar Graduate Student Fellow, 2013

The Church at Ground Zero 

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JUNE, 2014

Thirteen years after the horrific terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Ground Zero Memorial Site will open its doors to the 9/11 Memorial Museum and mark the completion of the largest building in North America – the Freedom Tower.  Yet, perched above the memorial pools is the foundation for the last, smallest, and relatively unknown project to be rebuilt and resurrected at Ground Zero: a small Greek Orthodox Church – the only religious site destroyed on 9/11.  The Church at Ground Zero explores the David and Goliath tale of the Church’s quest to rebuild its religious presence on America’s most sacred site.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Chelsea Film Festival, NYC, 2015
The Greek Australian Short Film Festival, Australia, 2015


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JUNE, 2013

After ten years of sleepwalking, I conduct a self surveillance experiment to confront my unconscious nighttime activity.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Let's All Be Free Film Festival, London, 2015
Tribeca Film Festival, 2014
Backyard Film Festival, 2014


15 Art Films to Watch at Tribeca


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Co-directed by Henry Wiener
MARCH, 2013

21 year old Stanford student Julia Landauer is driving to make it big in NASCAR.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Los Angeles Women's Film Festival, 2016
"Party on the Edge", Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, 2013

María of Many 

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After being mistreated as a part-time hire, Mexican immigrant María finds her voice, a community, and dignity within the San Francisco Women's Collective.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Unspoken Film Festival, 2015
Sustainable Living Film Festival, 2015
Shorts TV
UNAFF, 2014
Newport Beach Film Festival, 2014
Sebastopol Film Festival, 2014
Cantor Museum, Stanford University, 2014
Backyard Film Festival, 2013
Lunafest, 2013


SF Chronicle
Palo Alto Online
SF CBS Morning News
SF Blog "Why Not Girl"
Napa Valley Register 
Midland Daily News



June 14, 2014

Free and open to the public.

Annenberg Auditorium
June 13, 2013

Free and open to the public

Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building
March 20, 2013

free and open to the public

Annenberg Auditorium
435 Lasuen Mall
December 11, 2012

Free and open to the public

Related News

Sep 26 2014
The Department of Art & Art History is pleased to announce that nine students and alumni of the Documentary Film & Video Program will present their documentary films...