Adolfo Alix Jr.
- Adolfo Alix
October 17, 1978 (age 42)
- Screenwriter, Film Director, Film Producer, Television Director, Film Editor, Production Designer
Adolfo Alix, Jr. or Adolf Alix (full name: Adolfo B. Alix, Jr.) is a Filipino screenwriter and film director.
Born October 17, 1978 in Makati City, Philippines. He graduated magna cum laude at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (University of the City of Manila) with a degree in Mass Communications.
He started his career as a scriptwriter for films and television. At age 18, he won First Prize in the Film Development Foundation’s (now Council) nationwide screenwriting competition in 1999. Even better, his prize-winning script, Kahapon, May Dalawang Bata, was made into a feature film by Carlitos Siguion Reyna.
His others screenplays include Gil Portes' acclaimed MGA MUNTING TINIG, (SMALL VOICES, 2002) and HOMECOMING (2003) and many others.
He also handled film and screenwriting classes at his alma mater and San Beda College-Alabang and currently teaches at De La Salle University-Taft.
His first film, DONSOL was a finalist in the 2006 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival where it won Best Actress and Best Cinematography honors. The film was screened in several international film festivals abroad and garnered Special Jury prizes in the Asian Marine Film Festival in Japan and in the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival in the U.S.A. It was also the Philippines' official submission to the Academy Awards (OSCARS) Best Foreign Language Film category.
Since his debut as a director, he has become one of the most promising and prolific young Filipino filmmakers with his other films screened at various international film festivals. KADIN (THE GOAT, 2006) Alix’ second feature, premiered in the Ici et ailleurs section of the 60th Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland and competed in the 27th Festival International du Film d’ Amiens in France.