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Introducing the 10 Shortlisted Ghetto Film School Fellows for the Inaugural Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award 2020

Event Date: 
14 February 2020 to 16 February 2020
Los Angeles, CA
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Today Frieze and Deutsche Bank announce the ten shortlisted fellows that will headline the inaugural Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award. Presented in partnership with award-winning, non-profit film academy Ghetto Film School (GFS), the initiative offers a platform and development program for ten emerging, Los Angeles-based filmmakers aged 20-34 years old. Frieze Los Angeles takes place February 14 – 16, 2020 at Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood. Launched in 2019, Frieze Los Angeles brings together more than 70 galleries from around the world and is supported by global lead partner Deutsche Bank for the second consecutive year.

The ten shortlisted fellows are as follows: Danielle Boyd, Mya Dodson, Michelle Jihyon Kim, Nabeer Khan, Silvia Lara, Alima Lee, Timothy Offor, Toryn Seabrooks, Noah Sellman and Nicole L. Thompson. The recipient of the award, selected by a jury of leading art and entertainment figures including Doug Aitken, Shari Frilot, Jeremy Kagan, Sam Taylor Johnson and Hamza Walker will be announced at a ceremony on February 13 at Paramount Pictures Theatre and receive a $10,000 prize.

Selected from an open call throughout Los Angeles, the ten shortlisted fellows completed an intensive three-month program at GFS each producing a short film in response to Los Angeles’ vibrant art, culture and social landscape. The resulting 10 short films will be screened at the Paramount Pictures Theatre throughout the fair, February 14-16, 2020. 

Stosh Mintek, C.E.O, Ghetto Film School said: “We are so proud to partner with Frieze and Deutsche Bank Wealth Management to provide young storytellers meaningful support in their journey towards a successful career in the film industry. The Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award is a truly inspiring accomplishment that signifies the growth and dedication this recipient has undergone during their intensive three-month program with Ghetto Film School.”

Excerpts of the films and information about the fellows will be showcased in the Deutsche Bank Wealth Management Lounge at Frieze Los Angeles. Deutsche Bank is the global lead partner of Frieze Los Angeles for the second consecutive year, continuing a shared commitment to the culture of Los Angeles and to recognizing significant artistic achievement around the world. 

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