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Nina Cavalcanti is a Brazilian film-maker, currently living in Berlin.

She began her career in the audiovisual area as an assistant director for TV series (HBO, MTV) and for the feature film “Romance”, by Guel Arraes. Some years later, she got herself a camera and started to direct and edit videos, mostly about fashion and music.

She shot mini-documentaries and making of’s for Brazilian artists such as Gilberto Gil, Nação Zumbi, Arnaldo Antunes and Emicida. Since 2007, she has been filming experimental music videos and live concerts from artists of the underground music scenes in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

In 2014, Nina moved to Berlin and started to research on collages, analog photos and dance. Her first short film “You Are no Stranger to My Heart” (2017) is the result of her experiments. She is currently working on her new project, a 16mm short film shot in March 2020 in Berlin.

She is part of a Bachelor programme at Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, Editing Department, to be concluded in October 2020.

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