Awards



AWARDS

Accolade Global Film Competition | Francesca, Music Video - Award of Merit
La Jolla | California | November 25, 2014

Alaska International Film Awards | Francesca, Music Videos - Northern Lights Emerging Talent Award
Anchorage | Alaska | June 15, 2015

Canada International Film Festival | Francesca, Music Video - 2015 Rising Star Award
Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada | April 11 - 12, 2015

Filmmakers of the Year Film Festival | Francesca, Gold Award - Music Director of the Year
Planet Hollywood Cinema XXI | Jakarta, Indonesia | November 26 - December 4, 2014

Honolulu Film Awards | Francesca, Music Video - 2015 Gold Kahuna Award
Honolulu | Hawaii | May 5, 2015

International Film & Photography Festival | Francesca, Diamond Award - Best Music and Song
Planet Hollywood Cinema XXI | Jakarta, Indonesia | November 26 - December 4, 2014

Mexico International Film Festival | Francesca, Music Video - 2015 Golden Palm Award
Baja | Mexico | May 1, 2015

The IndieFEST Film Awards | Francesca, Music Video - Award of Merit
La Jolla | CA | February 17, 2015

The Indie Gathering International Film Festival | Francesca, Alternative Music Video - 2nd Place
Hudson | Ohio | August 30, 2015

WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival | Francesca, Music Video Craft - Cinematography/Videography - Gold Remi Award
Houston | Texas | April 8 – 17, 2016

World Music and Independent Film Festival | Francesca, Music Video Rock - Remi Award
Jeffersonton | Virginia | August 19 - 22, 2015

Festivals

FILM FESTIVALS

12 Months Film Festival | Francesca, Music Video
Cluj-Napoca | Cluj | Romania | July 31, 2015

2015 NYC Independent Film Festival | Francesca, Music Video
The Producers’ Club | New York City | New York | October 12 - 18th, 2015

3rd Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival | Francesca, Music Videos
Residency Hotel | Andheri | Mumbai | India | December 20, 2014

5th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival-2015 | Francesca, Music Video
Tivoli Resort | Chattarpur | New Delhi | India | April 30, 2015

Access Code Short Film Festival | Francesca, Music Video
Bangalore | Karnataka | India | December 27 - 31, 2014

Accolade Global Film Competition | Francesca, Music Video
La Jolla | California | November 25, 2014

Alaska International Film Awards | Francesca, Music Videos
Anchorage | Alaska | June 15, 2015

Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival | Francesca, Micro-Short Film
Muskogee | OK | April 10 - 19, 2015

Brooklyn - Audience Now | Francesca, Short Films,
Brooklyn | New York | March 15 – 21, 2015

Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival | Francesca, Music Video
Buffalo | New York | April 10 - 18, 2015

Canada International Film Festival | Francesca, Music Video
Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada | April 11 - 12, 2015

Capital Cinema Cultural Exchange (CCCE) Filmmakers Lab | Francesca, Completed Short Films
The Linda, WAMC's Performing Arts Studio | Albany | New York | February 26 – March 1, 2015

Clean Shorts Film Festival | Francesca, Music Video
Center of Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center | Choctaw | Oklahoma | April 3 - 4, 2015

Columbia Gorge International Film Festival (CGIFF 2015) | Francesca, Shortest
Washougal | WA | August 6 - 16, 2015

Festival of the Cinematics | Francesca, Music Video
New York | New York | March 28, 2015

Festival Parachute Light Zero Act II | Francesca, Digital Video
Les Nautes | 1-5 Quai des Céléstins | Paris | France | March 21 - 22, 2015

Filmmakers of the Year Film Festival | Francesca, Music Director of the Year
Planet Hollywood Cinema XXI | Jakarta | Indonesia | November 26 - December 4, 2014

Goa Short Film Festival | Francesca, Experimental
Kothrud Pune | Maharashtra | India | May 29 - May 31, 2015

Honolulu Film Awards | Francesca, Music Video
Honolulu | Hawaii | May 5, 2015

Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema | Francesca, Music Videos
Idyllwild | California | January 6 - 11, 2015

IMA International Film Festival | Francesca, Music Video
Kerala Sahitya Academy | Thrissur | Kerala | India | December 9 - 11, 2014

International Film & Photography Festival | Francesca, Best Music and Song
Planet Hollywood Cinema XXI | Jakarta | Indonesia | November 26 - December 4, 2014

Madrid International Film Festival | Francesca, Music
Madrid | Spain | July 2 - 11, 2015

Mexico International Film Festival | Francesca, Music Video
Baja | Mexico | May 1, 2015

Milledgeville Film Festival | Francesca, Music Videos
Downtown Milledgeville | Milledgeville | GA | April 15 - 19, 2015

Nacogdoches Film Festival | Francesca, Short Film
Cole Art Center, The Old Opera House | Nacogdoches | Texas | February 26 - 28, 2015

New Hope Film Festival | Francesca, Music Video
New Hope Arts Center | New Hope | PA | August 1, 2015

On the Line Film Festival | Francesca, Short Film
St. Paul | Minnesota | August 5 - 9, 2015

Paterson Falls Film Festival | Francesca, Music Videos
Paterson | NJ | June 6 - 7, 2015

People of Passion International Film Festival | Francesca, Music Video Showcase
The Backlot Studios | Braeside | Victoria | Australia | January 16 - January 18, 2015

ReelHeART International Film Festival | Francesca, Music Video
Toronto | Ontario | Canada | July 6 - 11, 2015

St. Tropez International Film Festival | Francesca, Short Film
Cote d'Azur | South of France | France | May 11 - 16, 2015

The 48th Annual WorldFest-Houston | Francesca, Music Video Craft - Cinematography/Videography
Houston | Texas | April 10 - 19, 2015

The IndieFEST Film Awards | Francesca, Music Video
La Jolla | CA | February 17, 2015

The Indie Gathering International Film Festival | Francesca, Alternative Music Video
Hudson | Ohio | August 30, 2015

The International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Milan 2015 | Francesca, Music Short
Milan | Italy | November 1 - 7, 2015

Tupelo Film Festival | Francesca, Music Video
Malco Theatre (Tupelo Commons) | Tupelo | Mississippi | April 16 – 18, 2015

Washington DC Independent Film Festival (DCIFF) | Francesca, Short
Washington DC | February 25– March 1, 2015

Women’s Director International Film Festival | Francesca, Short & Feature Films
Rohini | New Delhi | India | March 14 - 15, 2015

WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival | Francesca, Music Video Craft - Cinematography/Videography
Houston | Texas | April 8 – 17, 2016

World Music and Independent Film Festival | Francesca, Music Video Rock
Jeffersonton | Virginia | August 19 - 22, 2015_________________________________

Francesca” is a poetic account of moments in the life of American photographer Francesca Woodman, who committed suicide by jumping out of an East Village, New York City apartment window in 1981 at age 22.

Filmed in the wilderness of Quebec, Canada, the film reveals Francesca in solitude “in her patterned, dishabille of flowered flea market dresses”, whose prints are analogous to the plants in the surrounding landscape.

"Francesca" was directed by art photographer and filmmaker, Gaëna da Sylva. da Sylva’s abstract poetic short films combine the magic of movement and static photography often using a multi-layered approach. In this art film, da Sylva portrays Woodman with shadowy imagery, suffusing the lyrics, “ghostly images appear like gossamer blurred apparitions” of singer-songwriter and musician Bill Madden.