Alexis Gambis, Executive Director
Alexis Gambis is a French-Venezuelan scientist-veered filmmaker who has been featured by The New York Times, TED, Nature, Science, Cell, The Village Voice, and WNYC. His films gravitate towards docu-fiction and embrace animal perspectives. He has written and directed over a dozen shorts that have played at festivals worldwide. His first feature film THE FLY ROOM is based on the true story of the birth of modern genetics at the turn of the 20th century. He recently launched Labocine, a science video platform and magazine coined by reviewers as the “Science New Wave” which proposes a new way to experience science cinema. He received a Masters of Fine Arts from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and a Ph.D in Molecular Biology from The Rockefeller University. He teaches part of the year courses at New York University in Abu Dhabi at the intersect of neuroscience and film.