MacArthur Fellow and recipient of the 2009 Sundance Documentary Directing Award for her film “El General,” Almada’s 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 premiered at Sundance in 2002 and “Al Otro Lado,” her award-winning debut feature documentary that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2005.
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 the Guggenheim, USA Artists, Alpert and MacDowell fellowships. She is currently in post production of her first fiction film "Todo lo demás" (Everything Else) starring Academy-award nominated actress Adriana Barraza. Almada graduated with a Masters in Fine Arts in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and currently lives in Mexico City and San Francisco.