Margarida Sardinha

Margarida Sardinha is the director of Master Mercy Matrix, London Memory multi+city (2013) and HyperLightness ad absurdum (2011), experimental film that won the laurels of Best Experimental Film at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, Great Lakes Film Festival, Creative Arts Film Festival & Bridge Fest (Vancouver) and Best Spiritual & Religious Film at the Directors Circle Film Festival; it further won an Honourable Mention at the 23rd New Orleans Film Festival and the Awards of Merit by the Lucerne International Film Festival, The Indie, The Accolade and Rochester International Film Festival. The film was 2012 Official Selection of over 20 film festivals worldwide such as: Revelation Perth International Film Festival, San Francisco Frozen Film Festival (nominated for Best Experimental Film), 10th In the Palace International Short Film Festival, Take Two Film Festival in New York, MIA@TheArmory, Beam Festival, 5th Columbia Gorge International Film Festival, MIX on Transmedia Writing and Digital Creativity, 7th International Streaming Festival, Denver Underground Film Festival, New Jersey Film Festival, Rockland Shorts International Series, Gold Lion Film Festival, Magmart Film & Video Festival... She has also exhibited her site-specific installation work both in museums, galleries and biennales in London, Lisbon and New York with the most important being: the solo show “Darkness Reflexions” at the Fernando Pessoa Museum comprising three site-specific installations “As Above, so Below...”, “The Gods have not died...”, “Darkness Reflexions” and “Darkness Reflexions Sketchbook” an 80 page exhibition catalogue; selected for “Pan-Demonium” at AC Institute [Direct Chapel] with “HyperSelf Light Dance”; selected for Red Bull Music Academy Showcase with ”They had a whole army sitting on their door step (…) Gil Vicente and “I detest your views but am prepared to die for your right to express them (Voltaire)”; selected for Bienal Jovens Valoures 2009 at Galeria Vieira da Silva with “The Master”.


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