Una experiencia diferente en inglés, español, o entre idiomas, este cine-ensayo persigue los límites de la conexión, el trabajo y el lenguaje en la búsqueda de una trabajadora de limpieza nocturna en una universidad norteamericana.

A different experience in English, Spanish, or between languages, this essay film traces the boundaries of connection, labor, and language through the search for a night custodial worker at a North American university.

Director/Editor/Writer: Julia Mendoza Friedman
Shot by: Carlo Nasisse
Language: English & Spanish
RT: 13:00

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An independent aerospace engineer and a crew of dreamers tinker with the airship they hope one day will carry them to the edge of space.

Co-Directors and Editors: Julia Mendoza Friedman and Claire Haughey
Language: English
RT: 11:00 

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Shot on a Bolex, this film follows an extraterrestrial life-force as they explore San Francisco’s Privately Owned Public Spaces and the hidden power structures that exist within them.

Director/Editor: Julia Mendoza Friedman
Language: English
RT: 6:00

San Francisco Documentary Festival, Official Selection 2023
Language: English
RT: 7:00

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"A Nice Little Film About A Nice Little Death" follows my relationship with my grandmother for one month before she dies, and for several months after.

Subtly integrated with another familial death that happens around the same period, this film is an intimate and innocent glimpse into history, inheritance, and the clumsiness of grieving.

Director/Editor: Julia Mendoza Friedman
Language: English/Spanish
RT: 18:00 

Watch on Short of the Week here.

Rooftop Films, Official Selection 2022
Canal 180, Official Selection 2022


My Mud, My Hillside

This film follows Chemi Rosado-Seijo, one of Puerto Rico’s leading social engagement artists, and a rural town that he painted green as a commentary on American colonialism. 

Language: Spanish (Sub: English)
RT: 15 minutes

Watch here or on the PBS App.

Director/Editor: Julia Mendoza Friedman
Director of Photography: Melina Valdez

Production Designer: Natalie Lizbeth Montoya
Miami Slamdance Filmmaker Award, Winner 2021
PBS LatinXperience Grant Recipient, 2021


Throughout the thralls of coronavirus, I have been living alone in a tiny apartment. This photo booth film is about the process of falling asleep in the midst of a pandemic.

Language: English
46 seconds

Available on Image Union.

Director/Editor: Julia Mendoza Friedman