Filmmaker Diogo Varela Silva (b. 1971) is the director of authoritative documentary films on Portuguese fado, along with numerous other documentaries and feature films. Varela Silva's work has been shown in various film festivals. He is the director of the first Fado musical, a street opera entitled Alfama em Si, which is now in post-production. He received a B.A. in Cinema/film production from Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema (National Film and Theater School) in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Director (2 Credits)
    Canção de Alcipe/ Alcipe´s Song2020
    Music Video
    Zé Pedro Rock n Roll 2019
    Documentary
  • Producer (1 Credit)
    Canção de Alcipe/ Alcipe´s Song2020
    Music Video
Official Selection
Zé Pedro Rock n Roll
Cult Movies International Film Festival
London
2021
Best Use of Music/Musical Score in a Feature Documentary
Zé Pedro Rock n Roll
Something Wicked DocuFest
Atlanta
2021
Official Selection
Zé Pedro Rock n Roll
Flix Reps Festival
Okemos, Michigan
2021
Honorable Mention
Zé Pedro Rock n Roll
Florence Film Awards
Florence
2021
Honorable Mention
Zé Pedro Rock n Roll
Berlin Indie Film Festival
Berlin
2021
Official Selection
Zé Pedro Rock n Roll
Vonlinefilmfest
Milan
2021
Best Feature Film
Zé Pedro Rock n Roll
Best Istambul Fil Festival
Istambul
2020
Winner Best Production Feature Documentary
Zé Pedro Rock n Roll
South Film and Arts Academy Festival
Burgos
2020
Official Selection
Zé Pedro Rock n Roll
San José International Film Awards
San José
2020
Finalist
Zé Pedro Rock n Roll
Hollywood Gold Awards
Los Angeles
2020
Finalist
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New York Movie Awards
New York
2020
Finalist
Zé Pedro Rock n Roll
Rome Prisma Awards
Rome
2020
Nominated Best Documentary Project and Best Motion Picture
Zé Pedro Rock n Roll
Prince of Prestige Academy Awards
Orlando
2020
Best International Feature
Zé Pedro Rock n Roll
Silicon Beach Film Festival
Los Angeles
2020
Best Documentary
Zé Pedro Rock n Roll
Mabig Film Festival
Augsburg
2020
Best Feature Film Documentary
Zé Pedro Rock n Roll
Salto Independent Film Festival
Salto
2020
Official Selection
Zé Pedro Rock n Roll
II Mostra de Cinema da Praia dos Carneiros
Pernambuco
2020
Official Selection
Zé Pedro Rock n Roll
FIDBA - Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
2020
Award of Recognition
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Impact Docs Awards
2020
Official Selection
Zé Pedro Rock n Roll
Dili International Film Festival
Dili
2020
Finalist
Zé Pedro Rock n Roll
Sacramento Underground Film & Arts Festival
Sacramento, California
2020
Official Selection
Zé Pedro Rock n Roll
Apox Film Festival
Losinj
2020
Finalist
Zé Pedro Rock n Roll
Sweden Film Awards
2020
Award of Merit for Feature Documentary
Zé Pedro Rock n Roll
Accolade Global Film Competition
La Jolla - California
2020
Official Selection
Zé Pedro Rock n Roll
In-Edit Brazil
São Paulo
2020
Official Selection
Zé Pedro Rock n Roll
Porto/Post/Doc
Oporto
2019
Public award - Best Film
Zé Pedro Rock n Roll
Doclisboa
Lisbon
2019
College
ESTC - Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema
• B.A., Cinema/film production
Birth Date
November 4, 1971
Birth City
Lisbon - Portugal
Current City
Lisbon - Portugal
Hometown
Lisbon - Portugal
Gender
Male
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