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Nelisa Alcalde is a UK based cinematographer born in Córdoba, Spain.
She mastered the craft of cinematography at FAMU, where she obtained her MFA. She also holds a BA in TV and Filmmaking from Edinburgh College of Art and has participated at international filmmaking courses in Cuba (EICTV) and Argentina (FUC).
Nelisa worked as a camera assistant on large scale productions such as The Painted Bird, A Boy Called Christmas and The Last king. One of her 35mm student exercises, “Persephone”, directed by Dora Šustić, won the best student cinematography award at the European and New York awards 2020 and other festivals. Her 35mm graduation film ‘Honey Bunny Duracell’, about 3 x Czech National Boxing Champion, Lenka Kardová, won the best cinematography student award by the Czech Society of Cinematographers. Back in the UK, she lensed and co-directed a documentary “Isabel’s Independence”. She went on to share a cinematography credit with Tom Duncan on another BBC documentary, “Growing Up Green”.
Nelisa Alcalde is a new member of Illuminatrix-rising. She is mostly shooting documentaries and short fiction films.