Natalie Cubides-Brady is a British-Colombian filmmaker with a visual arts background.

Her short hybrid documentary, THE VEILED CITY, is a speculative archival film inspired by The Great Smog of London. It was funded by BFI Doc Society and had its world premiere at Berlinale in 2023.

Her previous short, BEYOND THE NORTH WINDS, about the legacy of a decommissioned nuclear reactor in Scotland, premiered at Visions du Reel and was selected for Sundance London and Edinburgh among others. It was nominated for Best British Short by the London Film Critics Circle and for Best Student Film by the IDA Documentary Awards. 

Another of her films, AFTER THE SILENCE, about the legacy of forced disappearance in Colombia, was shortlisted for a Grierson.

Natalie is an alumna of the NFTS MA in Documentary Directing where her studies were supported by a John Brabourne Award and a scholarship from the BBC.

Day-to-day, she works as a Self-Shooting Producer/Director on short form content and an Assistant Producer on long form docs. 

She is currently developing her debut feature.

Awards & Talent Programs

  • Curtas Vila do Conde, Best Documentary, 2023
  • BAFTA Connect member 2022 - 25
  • BFI Doc Society Made of Truth short film funding 2021/22
  • Short Form Station, Berlinale Talents, 2021
  • London Critics' Circle Film Awards, Best British Short, 2020 (Nominee)
  • Flickers Rhode Island IFF, Green Planet Award, 2020 (Winner)
  • IDA Documentary Awards, Best Student Film, 2019 (Nominee)
  • Poitiers Film Festival, Best Short Screenplay, 2019 (Winner)
  • Future Frames: New Directors, European Film Promotion, 2019
  • One World Media Awards, Best Student Film, 2019 (Longlisted)
  • John Brabourne Award, Film & TV Charity, 2018
  • Grierson Awards, Best Student Film, 2018 (Shortlisted)