Meet the Fellows of the Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award 2024

The eight shortlisted candidates this year discuss untold stories, their theme of “Technological Transformations” and what it means to be a filmmaker

in Collaborations , Frieze Los Angeles , Videos | 19 FEB 24
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The Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award has eight Fellows in 2024: Octavia AndersonJonathan Estrada-Salazar, Celine EvaJeanine FiserKaylen NgMiguel RamirezKat Torres and Britt Williams. In this video, they explore what it means to be emerging filmmakers in Los Angeles today, and discuss the importance of fellowship and community, and how these have the power to change the industry. 

This year, the Fellows were invited to respond to the theme of “Technological Transformations” and how emerging virtual realms impact individuals, societies, relationships and the environment. In this video, the Fellows are careful to explain that they did not approach the subject in isolation, and that the city is an important part of their vision. 

“What attracted me was the ability to play with the relationship between technology and Los Angeles,” explains Ramirez. Several Fellows talk about the sense of community that the program fosters, and the “beautiful stories” yet to be discovered in the city, while Fiser observes: “No matter what technology evolves, at the end of the day we’re all still humans. The same things still make us tick, the same emotions still drive us. That’s not going to change.” 

About the Deutsche Bank Frieze Film Award

The Fellows’ films are judged by a jury of leading figures in contemporary art and entertainment who will select the winner of the Jury Award and recipient of a $10,000 prize. This year the jury is composed of writer and director Julio Quintana; artist Jose Dávila; VP of Television Development and Production, FIFTH SEASON, Mina Baban; Producer and Head of Content, 1Community, Ameet Shukla; Director of Americas, Frieze, Christine Messineo; CEO, Ghetto Film School, Montea Robinson Head of Private Bank and member of the Management Board, Deutsche Bank, Claudio de Sanctis.

In addition to the main prize, The Audience Award is voted for by the public, with the winner receiving a $2,500 prize.

Voting for the Audience Award is currently open and closes on February 26, 2024.

Winners of both awards will be announced at Frieze Los Angeles on March 1, 2024.



Further Information

Frieze Los Angeles is at Santa Monica Airport, February 29–March 3, 2024.

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