Introducing the Fellows of the Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award 2021
The Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award 2021, presented in collaboration with Endeavor Content and the acclaimed non-profit academy Ghetto Film School (GFS), provides a platform and development program for emerging Los Angeles-based filmmakers aged 18 – 34. Now in its second year, the initiative offers ten aspiring filmmakers the opportunity to embark on a rigorous four-month program at GFS.
The 2021 fellows are: Tayo Amos, Alyse Arteaga, Giselle Bonilla, Jeremy Burkett, Jane Chow, Ashley Chrisman, David Liu, John Rizkallah, Andrés Vázquez and Ciara Zoe. Tasked with responding to a brief to explore the ocean as a framework for thinking about the complex environment of Los Angeles, the fellows produced individual short films. A jury composed of leading art and film industry figures will select the best entry, and award one fellow with a $10,000 prize.
In addition to the main prize, 2021 sees the introduction of the Audience Award, which enables the public to vote for their favourite film. Voting for the Audience Award opens on May 17, 2021 and will run until June 12, 2021.
Watch the 2021 films and find out more on the Award here