Frieze has named the nine emerging filmmakers shortlisted for the 2023 Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award, and the jury of art and entertainment industry figures that will select the winning submission.
The Award is realized in partnership with global film and TV studio FIFTH SEASON and acclaimed non-profit academy Ghetto Film School. Now in its fourth year, the initiative provides a platform and development program for next-generation talent culminating at Frieze Los Angeles with a $10,000 prize for the winning film, and a $2,500 prize for the winner of the Audience Award as voted for by the public.
The award is open to applicants based in the Los Angeles region aged between 18 and 34. The nine filmmakers shortlisted for the Award have undertaken a rigorous three-month program led by Ghetto Film School and FIFTH SEASON to produce an individual short film exploring the meaning of identity and its representation in film, to be unveiled in the lead-up to Frieze Los Angeles 2023. This year’s cohort of fellows include: Aidan Bae, Matthew Cotom, Shandrea Evans, Eugina Gelbelman, Irene Gil-Ramon, Tiffany Lin, Jessica Liu, Byron Mason II, and Malik Sims.
The winning submission will be chosen by a jury of leading art and entertainment industry figures including Jay Ellis (Actor, Director and Producer), Cristina Garza (SVP, Development and Production, FIFTH SEASON), Matt Jackson (Producer) Christine Messineo (Director of Americas, Frieze), Montea Robinson (CEO, Ghetto Film School), Legacy Russell (Executive Director & Chief Curator of The Kitchen), and Claudio de Sanctis (CEO of EMEA and Head of the International Private Bank, Deutsche Bank).
Voting for the Audience Award opens on January 15th and runs through February 12th, 2023.
Vote here: frieze.com/DB-Frieze-LA-Film-Award.