Frieze and Deutsche Bank Name 3rd Annual Film Award Winner – The Hollywood Reporter
On Friday night, Frieze and Deutsche Bank announced Diante Singley as the winner of the third annual Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Awards, in which Adham Elnashai received the Publicly Voted Audience Award. The two were honored at a ceremony inside the Frieze Los Angeles fair, which opened Thursday in Beverly Hills.
The Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Awards, in partnership with Endeavor Content and the nonprofit Ghetto Film School, provide a platform and development program for emerging filmmakers in LA. Ten filmmakers competed for the award, creating films with the theme “Facing Change,” with a focus on using art as a means of equity, education and outreach.
“In our 19th year as Frieze’s global principal partner, it is an honor to work with Endeavor Content and the Ghetto Film School for the third time to support emerging artists in Los Angeles, in an environment close to my heart,” Claudio de Sanctis, head of international private banking and CEO of Deutsche Bank EMEA, said in a statement. “This year’s theme, ‘Facing Change’, is one that each of us can relate to and I would like to congratulate each of this year’s fellows. , who have produced a selection of touching and inspirational short films that they can all be very proud of. ”
Sharese Bullock-Bailey, director of strategy and partnerships at the Ghetto Film School added, “The team of artists we’ve worked with so far has been phenomenal, as are their efforts in telling the story. Talk and collaborate in unprecedented times. It’s a huge success to have supported 30 artists and created 30 featured short films in three years, but it’s not a small success and we look forward to continuing with this remarkable program. . ”
Singley will receive a $10,000 prize for her winning film, titled greyhound, about a young man preparing to leave his family and community before his freshman year of college. The award jury included de Sanctis, Bullock-Bailey, filmmaker Julius Onah, artist Kehinde Wiley and curator Christine Y. Kim.