Winners announced for the 2021 awards

Winners announced for the 2021 awards

The winners of both the jury prize and the Audience Award were announced during an invitation-only event held on June 24 in Los Angeles.

About the awards

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 programme 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 programme 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.


The jury, which includes Claudio de Sanctis, Head of the International Private Bank and CEO EMEA for Deutsche Bank, 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 is now closed.


We hope you enjoy watching this year's shortlisted films.



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