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VISIONFEST 2011 IS OFFICIALLY BEYOND CAPACITY!
Beyond that, should be a fantastic night!
SEE YOU THEN!
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Friday, October 7, 2011
2011 will be our 14th Year of VisionFest, Filmmakers Alliance annual screening and celebration bringing together the best of LA’s independent film community and regularly attended by overflowing audiences and press.
The evening begins with the presentation of the NILSSON AWARD, curated and presented by the award’s namesake and inaugural recipient, ROB NILSSON. The award acknowledges and celebrates bold, direct, honest and aesthetically challenging filmmaking that is often unrecognized by the mainstream independent film community. This year's Nilsson Award recipient is Turkish filmmaker Semih Kaplanoglu.
Next is the presentation of the VISION AWARD, given each year to an established filmmaker whose artistic ambition and consistent filmmaking excellence provides artistic inspiration to emerging filmmakers all around the world. Past recipients include MIke Figgis, Terry Gilliam, Wim Wenders, Allison Anders, Alexander Payne, David O. Russell, Werner Herzog, Mark and Michael Polish, Kevin Smith, producer Ted Hope and filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn.
2011 Vision Award Recipient
Independent Spirit Award and Gotham Award winner Christine Vachon co-founded indie powerhouse Killer Films in 1995 with producing partner Pamela Koffler. Based out of New York, Killer has produced more than 45 acclaimed independent films including Todd Haynes' Venice Film Festival Award-winning I'M NOT THERE and last year's Best Canadian Feature at TIFF, CAIRO TIME. Over the past decade and a half the two have produced some of the most celebrated American indie features including Academy Award-winning films FAR FROM HEAVEN, BOYS DON'T CRY, ONE HOUR PHOTO, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, HAPPINESS and SAFE. In television, Vachon executive produced the Emmy-winning program, This American Life, for Showtime and more recently the two have collaborated on the upcoming miniseries Mildred Pierce for HBO. Killer Films was honored with a 10 year retrospective at the New York Museum of Modern Art in 2005.
The presentation of awards will be followed by a program of some of the best short films produced in the previous year. We are pleased to announce the following films:
Inside This World of Mine (3:59) by Sean Morris
The Wanderer (14:30) by Aaron Garcia
The Director (1:30) by Destri Martino
Debutante Hunters (12:42) by Maria White
White Knuckles (3:46) - 3D Director Eric Kurland
Abigale (16:00) by Robert Machoian and Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck
All Is Not Lost (3:24) - 3D Director Eric Kurland
The Legend of Beaver Dam (12:00) by Jerome Sable, Produced by Michael Blaha
Total program length: 68 mins.
And we will have a special Public Service spotlight on Tamika Lamison's Make A Film Foundation with a screening of the org's new film Deep Blue Breath directed by Patricia Cardoso.
The evening finishes with a high-energy party on the rooftop of the Downtown Independent Theater catered by some of Los Angeles' best restaurants.
VISIONFEST 2011 SPONSORS INCLUDE:
October 19th at 8:00 p.m.
Downtown Independent Theater
251 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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NOTE: Parking is not free. There are several parking structures near the theater. $9 parking is available right next door to the theater on the north side. However, $5 parking is available at the Los Angeles Times parking structure at 213 South Spring Street.