Natalia Almada El General

Natalia Almada

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 & Accomplishments

  • 2012

    Award

    Almada is awarded a MacArthur “Genius” Grant

  • 2012

    Other - PBS Broadcast

    Almada’s El Velador broadcasts on PBS

  • 2012

    Other - Tour

    Almada’s El Velador screens at film festivals, theaters and museums throughout the U.S. and Europe

  • 2011

    Festival Award

    Almada’s El Velador wins Cinematography Prize at RIDM in Montreal

  • 2011

    Festival

    Almada’s film El Velador screens in the Cannes Film Festival

  • 2011

    Award

    Almada is awarded the 2011 Alpert Award in the Arts in the Film/Video category

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