Awards | Recognition

2019 Locust Projects WaveMaker Grant for “Fearless

2018 Sundance Institute Short Film Intensive Miami for “Fearless

2015 Awesome Foundation Grant 

Exhibitions | Screenings

2017 Look Closer, Photography Exhibit, Miami, Florida.

2016 Mary Ann, Screening, O-Cinema, Miami, Florida.

2016 Coconut Grove Sailing Club, Coconut Grove, Florida.

2016 Miami International Film Festival, Miami, Florida.

2015 Miami short Film Festival, Miami, Florida.

2014 The Hall, Featured on “Art Loft”, PBS-WLRN Channel 2, South Florida.

2014 The Hall, Screening, O-Cinema, Miami, Florida.

2013 The Hall, Screening, Full Frame Theater, Durham, NC.

2012 Twins, Critique & Screening, Kartemquin Films, Chicago, IL.

2011 “Early Career Photographer Working Her Craft.” Miami Art Blog.

2010 Photography Selection, Contemporary Photography in Hawai’i, Honolulu, HI. 


2017 Magazine interview, Miami Girls Foundation

2015 Magazine interview, The New Tropic, Passion Projects: Ani Mercedes is making films and slashing debt

2012 Magazine cover, 360 Adventure Magazine

2011 Photography feature, Plum Plum e-zine.


2012 Masters Public Administration, Syracuse University

2007 Bachelors in Anthropology, University of Chicago