Moving Image, 2005
Natalia Almada is the recipient of the 2009 Sundance Documentary Directing Award for her film El General. Her most recent film El Velador premiered at New Directors/New Films and the Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight. Her previous credits include All Water Has a Perfect Memory, an experimental short film that received international recognition. Al Otro Lado is her award-winning debut feature documentary about immigration, drug trafficking and corrido music. Almada’s films have screened at Documenta13, The Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim Museum and The 2008 Whitney Biennial. All three feature documentaries have broadcast on the award-winning series POV. Almada has received MacArthur, Guggenheim, USA Artists, Alpert and MacDowell fellowships. She graduated with a Masters in Fine Arts in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and currently lives in Mexico City.
Awards and Accomplishments
Almada's El Velador screens at film festivals, theaters and museums throughout the U.S. and Europe
Almada's El Velador broadcasts on PBS
Almada is awarded a MacArthur "Genius" Grant
Almada is awarded the 2011 Alpert Award in the Arts in the Film/Video category
Almada's film _El Velador_ screens in the Cannes Film Festival
Almada's El Velador wins Cinematography Prize at RIDM in Montreal
El General is a feature-length documentary that combines personal and family history with archival footage and sound recordings, photographs and ne…
Sep 15 – Dec 18, 2016
DePaul Art Museum Presents Art21's Season 8 Group Exhibition
Nov 01 – Nov 04, 2012
Natalia Almada presents "El Velador" at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
September 15, 2009
Natalia Almada premieres Creative Capital Project "El General"