I REMEMBER FRIDA (Hommage to Frida Kahlo)

I REMEMBER FRIDA is the 9th shortfilm of the Body & Sound series by Alberto Nacci on the relationship between musicians and their musical instruments. A b/w film on the relationship between body, piano, voice and drums with Israel Varela, one of the most interesting Texan multi-instrumentalist.

WINNER

- 2017 Top Indie Film Awards (Best Music Video)
- 2018 Cult Critic Movie Awards - India (Best Music Video)
- 2018 Accolade Global Film Competition (Best Music Video)
- 2018 Southern Shorts Award (Awards of Merit)
- 2018 Barcelona International Film Festival (The Gold Lion Award)
- - Barcelona International Film Festival (The Gold Lion Award 2018)
- Premios Latino, Festival de Música y Cine Latino (Spain - best music video) 2018

NOMINATIONS

- Lake View International Film Festival (USA 2018)
- Los Angeles Cine Fest (USA 2018)
- Virgin Spring Cinefest (USA 2018)
- Around Film Festival (ARFF International) (USA 2018)
- Calcutta International Cult Film Festival (India 2018)
- The Oniros Film Awards (USA 2018)
- Top Indie Film Awards (Best Editing) 2017
- Move Me Productions, Belgium 2018
- Voce Spettacolo Film Festival 2018

  • Alberto Nacci
    Director
    Director
  • Alberto Nacci
    Producer
    producer
  • Israel Varela
    Key Cast
    musician
  • Israel Varela
    Key Cast
    composer
  • Frida Kahlo
    Key Cast
    words
  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Television
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 20, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Shooting Format:
    Full HD 1080p
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Distributor Information
  • ajp studios
    Country: Italy
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Alberto Nacci

Born in 1957 at Trapani (Italy), lives and works in Bergamo since 1982. Former professor of Sound Design at Academies of Fine Arts in Bergamo and Brescia, after a long career musician with numerous musical productions and a rich concert activity, he dedicated himself to the production of art and culture documentaries, industrial films and video art works received numerous international awards. His works are appreciated in Italy and abroad and selected some of the most important festivals of film and video art in Europe, USA, Asia. He participated, representing Italy, to EURONIGHT08, an international video art proposed by the Italian Institute of Culture in Toronto.

WINNER
- Digifestival (Winner – best music video) 2005
- Chicago Short Film Festival (Winner - art direction) 2006
- Festival du Cinema de Paris (Mention Spéciale du Jury) 2008
- Festival du Cinema de Bruxelles (Mention Spéciale du Jury)2008
- Philadelphia Documentary & Fiction Film Festival (Winner - best editing) 2008
- Festival de Cine Internacional de Barcelona (Winner – best photography) 2009
- Alaska International Film Award (Winner - best musical video) 2010
- International Filmaker Festival (Kent, UK – Winner best short) 2010
- 53^ Mostra Biennale di Venezia “Parallel Worlds” 2010
- Philadelphia Documentary & Fiction Film Festival (Winner - best editing) 2010
- Punta del Este International Film Festival (Uruguay - Special Mention of Jury) 2011
- Mar de La Plata International Film Festival (The Best 6 Short Film in the World) 2011
- International Filmaker Festival of the World (Winner - best editing) 2012
- International Film Festival Against Drug Abuse & Trafficking (Jakarta, (Winner) 2012
- Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival (Winner, Award of Exellence)2015
- IndieFEST Film Award (Los Angeles, USA, Best music video, Winner) 2015
- Bellingham Music Video Festival (USA, Best music video, Winner) 2016
- Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne 2016 (Australia, Best music video, Winner) 2016
- Alaska International Film Awards (USA, Best music video, Winner) 2016
- The Accolade International Film Competition (Los Angeles USA, Best music video Winner) 2017
- European Cinematography Awards (Best music video, Winner) 2017
- Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival (Winner, Award of Exellence)2017
- American Filmatic Arts Awards 2017 (Best Experimental Video Art)
- Top Indie Film Awards (Best Music Video) 2017
- Cult Critic Movie Awards - India (Best Music Video) 2017
- Accolade Global Film Competition 2018
- Southern Shorts Award (Awards of Merit) 2018
- Barcelona International Film Festival (The Gold Lion Award 2018)
- Premios Latino, Festival de Música y Cine Latino (Spain - best photography) 2018
- Premios Latino, Festival de Música y Cine Latino (Spain - best direction) 2018
- Premios Latino, Festival de Música y Cine Latino (Spain - best music video) 2018
- Europa Film Festival (best music video, Spain 2018)
- Mediterranean Film Festival (Siracusa / Italy - best soundtrack) 2018
- Visioni Corte 2018 International Short Film Festival (Gaeta / Italy - best music movie) 2018
- The Oregon Film Awards (USA - best music movie) 2018
- Prisma Rome International Film Awards (Italy, best music video) 2018
- Moscow Shorts - International Short Film Festival Awards (Russia, best music video) 2018
- South Film and Arts Academy Festival (Cile - best Play Theatre) 2019
- South Film and Arts Academy Festival (Cile - Walter Tiraboschi best lead actor in a short film) 2019
- South Film and Arts Academy Festival (Cile - best light in a short film) 2019
- South Film and Arts Academy Festival (Cile - Screenplay Honorable Mention in a short film) 2019
- London Independent Film Awards (UK - best music video) 2019
Crown Wood International Film Festival (India - best film on women) 2019
- Beyond Earth Film Festival (Calcutta / India - best cinematic music video) 2019
- Latitude Film Awards (London / UK - best music video) 2019
- Global Shorts (Los Angeles - USA - best music video)

Since 1996 is the holder of ajpstudios (sound & vision), specializing in the production of industrial films, arts and culture documentaries, videoart works.

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Filmography

2019
JAZZinPROGRESS (docufilm)
Body&Sound #11 CIRCLES (music video)

2018
Body&Sound #11 CELLO (music video)
Un Uomo, Oggi (fiction)
Body&Sound #10 FLAMENCO (music video)
Flamenco (documentary)

2017
La Scuola Siamo Noi! (spot)
Taglio di Luce (contemporary dance video)
Body&Sound #9 - Spaces (music video)
Body&Sound #8 - I Remember Frida (music video)
Body&Sound #7 - Voices (music video)
Eyes (videoart)
Accounting Today (company video)

2016
BG-PA e ritorno (docufilm)
Trento Longaretti IL CONCERTO (docufilm)
RCM (industrial movie)
Body&Sound #6 - jazz piano (music video)
The-Sample-Place (industrial movie)
Body&Sound #5 - classic piano (music video)
Body&Sound #4 - drums (music video)

2015
Finissage (docu)
Epifonia (2015, fiction, prod.ajp)
Body &Sound #3 - tenor saxophone (music video)
Bergamo Iron People (industrial movie)
Body&Sound # 2 - acoustic guitar (music video)

2014
Self-Portrait of a Soul (videoart)
Introduzione allo studio della Filosofia (docu)
Point di Dalmine (industrial movie)
Introduzione allo studio della Matematica documentary)
Body&Sound #1 - voice&bass (music video)
Il Giardino della Pace (videoart)
Per un Sorriso in Più (docu)
Una Luce Bianca (2014, docu-film)
Ex Casema Montelungo: un recupero possibile (docu)

2013
Isometrie, le geometrie generative di Pievani (docu)
Presentaat-Art (docu)
Handmade by Chris (videoart)
Hands to Jill (videoart)
La Rocca (industrial movie)
Vitalfood (industrial movie)
Filonero (videoart)

2012
Lazzari SpA (industrial movie)
The Moving Company (industrial movie)
Eppur si muove… (industrial video)
Rotary Club Sarnico e Valle Cavallina (docu)
Alberto Cima, regista (docu)
The Colours of Silence (docu)
All'improvviso (videoart)
Geometrie di Luce (docu)

2011
Sculpted by the Wind (videoart)
LambSe 3 (industrial movie)
La Notte Gialla (docu)
Donare non ha confini (spot)
The Perfect Machine1 (videoart)
Un Grande Giorno! (industrial movie)
LambSe 4 (industrial movie)

2010
WiP work-in-progress (industrial movie)
Tempio di Luce (docu)
LambSe 1 (industrial movie)
Art and Silence (docu-film)
Fra la Terra e il Cielo - Mario Botta (docu)
SelfCare (videoart)
Silo (industrial movie)
LambSe 2 (industrial movie)

2009
L’Arte della Calcografia (docu)
Clusters (videoart)
Scandalo a Palazzo (docu-film)
Philip Corner meets Eric Satie (docu)
Quippe Dance (industrial movie)

2008
The Moving Town (industrial movie)
I Rifugi Antiaerei di Dalmine (docu)

2007
The Colours of Black (videoart)
Il Museo Archeologico di Bergamo (docu)

2006
Fireworks (industrial movie)
Lunaria (industrial movie)
Ostinato (industrial movie)
1936 (industrial movie)
Vie Tubi (industrial movie)
Vie d'Acqua (industrial movie)
T-Train (industrial movie)
Bagliori (industrial movie)
Scintille (industrial movie)

2005
Kandinskij (videoart)
Personaggi in cerca di … protezione (didactic)

PUBLISHED (CD,DVD)

Trento Longaretti IL CONCERTO (dvd video - 2017)
Rotary Club Sarnico e Valle Cavallina - Decennale 2002-2012 (dvd video – 2012)
Alberto Cima, regista (Ass. Cult. Il Cavaliere Giallo, amici delle arti – dvd video - 2012)
All’improvviso (dvd video - produzione a tiratura limitata c/libro d’artista “lei dunque capirà” di Maura Cantamessa - 2012)
WiP - work in progress (libro fotografico + dvd video pubblicato da ATM-Comune di Milano – 2011)
The Moving Town (dvd video – AJP Records – 2009)
L’Arte della Calcografia (dvd video – AJP Records – 2009)
I Rifugi Antiaerei di Dalmine (dvd video – 2008)
The Colours of Black (dvd video - AJP Records – 2007)
Visioni (cofanetto con 3 opere sonore,cd - AJP Records - 2006)
Fireworks (dvd video - AJP Records – 2006)
World Fantasy – racconti in musica Chura e Marwe (cd - AJP Records – 2002)
Vox Party Vox Party (cd - AJP Records – 1999)
Alberto Nacci Lovers (cd - AJP Records - 1998)
Alberto Nacci Self-portrait of a sound (cd - AJP Records – 1998)
Sax Mobile feat. Pierre Favre Conserto (cd - Modern Times - 1996)
Giorgio Gaslini - Ensemble Mobile Jelly’s Back in Town (cd - Dischi della Quercia - 1996)
Alberto Nacci Brass Project Passing (cd - Splasc(h) Records - 1996)
Alberto Nacci The Path of Water (cd - Modern Times – 1996)
A.A.V.V. Sicilian Jazz Collection (vol.3) (cd - Splasc(h)Records - 1994)
Alberto Nacci Trio Kaos (cd - MAP Records – 1994)
Alberto Nacci Alma Project Colours (cd - Splasc(h)Records - 1992)
Alberto Nacci Alma Quartet Isola lontana (cd - Splasc(h)Records - 1990)
A.A.V.V. III Rassegna Jazz Franciacorta (LP - Jf Records - 1990)

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

WiP work-in-progress (2010 - libro fotografico + dvd, CDC Cooperatriva di Costruzioni)
Il Nuovo Deposito ATM San Donato (2011 - libro fotografico, ATM - Comune di Milano)