in Collaborations , Videos | 24 JAN 21

Watch Now: 'Beauty Never Lost' by Silvia Lara

Silvia Lara is the recipient of the inaugural Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award. Her film comprises poetic vignettes, capturing the essence of life in her home town of Whittier, California through the perspective of its residents


in Collaborations , Videos | 24 JAN 21
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Realized in partnership with the celebrated non-profit film academy

Ghetto Film School (GFS), the Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award supports emerging, Los Angeles-based film-makers aged 20 – 34 years old.

On the occasion of Frieze Los Angeles 2020, Lara was selected from 10 fellows as the first recipient of the $10,000 prize by a jury of leading figures in contemporary art and entertainment including Doug Aitken, Shari Frilot, Jeremy Kagan, Sam Taylor Johnson and Hamza Walker.

Silvia Lara said: ‘I began as a writer and photographer but even as a writer I always hoped to one day see my ideas on screen. It took some time but I eventually learned that there was such a thing as cinematography and that it would prove to be a harmonious union between my two passions: storytelling and creating images.’

Sharese Bullock-Bailey (Chief Strategy and Partnerships Officer, Ghetto Film School) said: ‘We are so proud of Silvia Lara and her stunningly authentic film ‘Beauty Never Lost’. Silvia has received the inaugural Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award after completing our bespoke Ghetto Film School Frieze LA training where she utilized her intrinsic skill of storytelling to create a film that reflects the city’s cultural essence and legacy of creative community with illuminating perspective.’

Claudio de Sanctis (Global Head of Deutsche Bank Wealth Management) said: ‘The Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award is an exciting step in our partnership with Frieze. Many congratulations to Silvia Lara for winning – the entries were all outstanding so it was an extremely tough choice. Supporting aspiring artists like these emerging film-makers is a great way for Deutsche Bank to have a positive impact in the communities where we operate.’