Ghetto Film School

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Ten emerging filmmakers will be selected for a four-month virtual program led by Ghetto Film School and Endeavor Content to produce individual short films

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Discover the winners of the Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award 2021

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An incarcerated firefighter struggles to find emotional stability as he relives searing memories of his traumatic past. El Llano En Llamas is a meditation on trauma, the fluidity of memory, and the isolation experienced by those suffering from mental illness.

06 MAY 21

Sit in Water, Float in Peace invites you to do exactly that. It is an exploration into the subconscious that reveals the insecurities of an artist and her familial connection to the water just west of Los Angeles.

06 MAY 21

A meditative experience with a kindred stranger provides a moment of reflection and release for an isolated spirit.

06 MAY 21

Lesley, a young woman who feels that her life is spiralling out of control, goes to visit a self proclaimed mystic with the hopes of getting answers, and a "quick-fix" solution to her problems. Instead, she is encouraged to visit the ocean which prompts an internal journal where she learns that she held the answers to everything all along.

06 MAY 21

Three siblings walk along the dry, concrete expanse of the Los Angeles River, reminiscing through memories about their recently deceased mother. One of them remembers her dream about a river.

06 MAY 21

A kayaker’s attempt to protect conservation efforts disrupts a memorial service.

06 MAY 21

Set in the bustling neighborhood of Koreatown, Los Angeles, Essential Work is a meditative piece chronicling a gig economy worker’s last day to make rent and avoid eviction.

06 MAY 21

A young woman from the Middle East recounts her first experience in Los Angeles to her mother back home.

06 MAY 21

After moving to LA, an ambitious film-maker encounters considerable success with her career. However, these successes force her to grapple with the memories of his passing through the powerful, cleansing forces of water.

 
 
06 MAY 21

In Los Angeles Chinatown, a lonely teenager tries to help her parents keep their seafood restaurant afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. Between chopping green beans and packing takeout orders, she attempts to hang on to a semblance of normalcy by studying for her driver’s permit and prepping for her high school Zoom theater debut in “The Tempest”.

06 MAY 21

After a four-month program at GFS, a winner will be selected by a jury composed of leading art and film industry figures

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Figures from art and film came together for the first Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award

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Meet the ten emerging filmmakers shortlisted for the first Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award

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New award offers support and platform to 10 artists, whose works will be screened at Frieze Los Angeles 2020

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