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VISIONFEST

 


VisionFest is Filmmakers Alliance annual screening and celebration bringing together the best of LA’s independent film community and regularly attended by overflowing audiences and press.


Next is the presentation of the VISION AWARD 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, Ted Hope, Nicolas Winding Refn and Christine Vachon.


This year’s Vision Award recipient is Korean filmmaker Kim Jee-woon.


















If you don’t know him then you certainly will very soon courtesy of Hollywood (Kim Jee-woon is currently working on his first English-language project with Arnold Schwarzenegger called “Last Stand”); you may know him from “A Tale of Two Sisters,” which Terrence Rafferty of The New York Times calls “one of the best, and most heartbreaking , weird-girl horror movies ever made.” Rafferty also states that it “is so cunningly constructed-it’s as tricky, in its way, as Alain Resnais’ ‘Last Year at Marienbad.’”


Although Kim Jee-woon’s cinema does include the shocking and horrifying, his list of credits also includes comedy, noir and even the western. “I want to work with a wide range of genres because it gives each film a different cinematic energy,” Kim states.


Jee-woon’s eclectic oeuvre never fails to thrill and enthrall. His is an unfailingly distinctive vision that expresses itself in every frame of every genre he’s tackled...or mixed genre he’s created. FA is honored to be a part of his introduction to mainstream American audiences.

























The presentation of awards will be followed by a program of some of the best short films produced in the previous year. This year, we opened up submissions to filmmakers nationally. Ironically, the theme that emerged from the films selected is:


"THE LA LIFE!"


Each film, directly and indirectly paints a small portrait of daily life in Los Angeles. See if you recognize your own story among them.


We are pleased to announce the following films:

 

Future Days (10:00) Directed by Clay Zimmerman

Mayfly (24:25) Directed by Aimee Graham

The Gaskettes (14:00) Directed by Jason House

Another Bullet Dodged (13:11) Directed by Landon Zakheim

 

Also, the program will be preceded by a special music video presentation:

A House A Home (07:00) directed by Daniel Fickle.


Total program length: 69 mins.























The evening finishes with a high-energy party in the courtyard of the Egyptian Theater.

PAST VISIONFEST FILMS




2011


Inside This World of Mine

Directed by Sean Morris  


The Wanderer

Directed by Aaron Garcia


The Director

Directed by Destri Martino


Debutante Hunters

Directed by Maria White


White Knuckles

3D Director Eric Kurland


Abigale

Directed bby Robert Machoian and Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck


All Is Not Lost 

3D Director Eric Kurland


The Legend of Beaver Dam

Directed by Jerome Sable, Produced by Michael Blaha




2010


Wait For Me 

Directed by Dylan O'Brien and Holly Murdoch O'Brien


Native Time 

Directed by Sean Morris


Beyond Silence 

Directed by Vidyut Latay


Gonah Kardam 

Direcrted by Gabriela Tollman


Aliens Vs. Predator 

Directed by Stephen Reedy and Produced by Megan Powers


David and Goliath (Winner, Los Angeles Short Film Grant)

Directed by George Zaver


Quetzal 

Directed by Marc Levy and Produced by Amanda Sweikow




2009


Oil Change

Directed by Todd Luoto


Resonance (Winner, Los Angeles Short Film Grant)

Directed by Robert Beaucage


No Art On $2.00 A Day

Directed by Laurent Malaquais


You're Only What I See Sometimes

Directed by Donal Foreman


THE Cycle

Directed by Amanda Sweikow


My Last Day On Earth

Directed by Jacques Thelemaque




2008


Too Loud A Solitude

Directed by Genevieve Anderson


Birthmark

Directed by David Woods


Putting A Cigarette Out With Your Feet

Directed by Carlo Pangalangan


A Nice Day For An Earthquake

Directed by Antony Berrios


Removal

Directed by Donal Foreman


Dada

Directed by Brad Jones


Conflicted

Directed by Beth Dewey


Melancholy Baby (Winner, Los Angeles Short Film Grant)

Directed by Sean Hood




2007


Bueno

Directed by Paul Gutrecht

 

All The Fish In The Sea

Directed by Charlie Chu

 

The Bear and The Geisha

Directed by Lisa Temple

 

Far Sighted (Winner, Los Angeles Short Film Grant)

Directed by Elyse Couvillion

 

Henri 

Directed by Will Braden

 

Crossing The Line

Directed by Marty Elcan

 

Plus or Minus:  A Few Things I Thought I Should Consider

Directed by Amanda Sweikow




2006

 

Dirty Mary

Directed by Stuart Rogers

 

Shut Me Up

Directed by Brad Jones

 

The Interview

Directed by Lisa Moncure

 

The Guitar Players Girlfriend (Winner, Los Angeles Short Film Grant)

Directed by Janet Harvey

 

American Infant

Directed by Eric Kurland

 

Each Finger Has an Attitude

Directed by Lisa Crook

 

Son Up       

Directed by Andrew Shearer




2005

 

Traces                                                                     

Directed by Claudia Leger

 

Photosynthesis (Winner, Los Angeles Short Film Grant)                                                    

Directed by Paul Gyuro

 

Free Lunch                                                  

Directed by Chase Gordon

 

You Turned Back and Held My Hand                      

Directed by Gabriela Tollman

 

Help me, Oprah                                                           

Directed by David Jackson Willis

 

Second Thoughts                                               

Directed by David Woods

 

Dunes of Destiny                                              

Directed by Curt Stewart

 

Transaction                                                           

Directed by  Jacques Thelemaque

 

Broadcast 23                                            

Directed by Tom Putnam

 



2004

 

Tackle Box                      

Directed by Matthew Mebane

 

The Act                                   

Directed by Pi Ware & Susan Kraker

 

Other People       

Directed by Antony Berrios

 

The Wedge                   

Directed by Curt Stewart

 

Birth of Industry (Winner, Los Angeles Short Film Grant)          

Directed by Gabriela Tollman 


Perfection                                 

Directed by Karen Lin

 

Six and the City                      

Directed by Hanelle M. Culpepper

 

Tel Aviv                                 

Directed by Richard Goldgewicht




2003

 

Ecstatic           

Directed by David Knell

 

The Ends Of The Alphabet           

Directed by Eric Kurland

 

A Single Rose    

Directed by Hanelle Culpepper

 

Nightsweats         

Directed by Veronica DiPippo and produced by Marc Aramian


Alone        

Directed by Sean Hood

 

Infidelity In Equal Parts          

Directed by Jacques Thelemaque

 

Living In Walter's World          

Directed by Phil Kaufmann

 

The Vest (Winner, Los Angeles Short Film Grant)       

Directed by Paul Gutrecht 




2002

 

High Expectations           

Directed by Jeanne Robinson and Vincent Spano

 

Ray and Jake          

Directed by Frankie Como

 

Lost Dog

Directed by Deborah Lemen and Sandra Nelson Winkler

 

Pablo Ferro - Untitled          

Directed by Cain DeVore and Richard Goldgewicht

 

Mementoke        

Directed by Matt Nix and Alfredo Barrios, Jr.

 

Home         

Directed by Antony Berrios

 

True Love          

Directed by David Jackson Willis

 

Tony & Bobby         

Directed by Vincent Spano           

 



2001

 

Kick It Around (Digidance 2002 Promo)

Directed By Gregory Lemkin

 

The Abduction (Commercial)

Directed By Sandy Collora and produced by Dave Fennoy

 

Love For Love

Directed By Bruce Coughran

 

Thanksgiving

Directed By Diane Gaidry

 

The Priests

Directed By James Napoli and produced by Mindi White


What We Have

Directed By Paul Gutrecht

 

The Last Gunshot

Directed By Gabriela Tollman

 

The Disappearing Girl Trick

Directed By David Jackson Willis           

 

Is It Time To Swap?

Directed By Jerry Rapp and Daedulus Howell




2000

 

Greenlight Yourself - FA prom            

Directed by Jeff Orgill

 

Blue Miss Sunday         

Directed by Jeff Orgill

 

Egg           

Directed by Jacques Thelelmaque

 

Sweet          

Directed by Elyse Couvillion

 

Solomon Bernstein's Bathroom       

Directed by Sandy Collora and produced by Dave Fennoy

 

Me and The Big Guy        

Directed by Matt Nix

 

Greetings From The Shore        

Directed by Jesica Bornemann

 

Fever Pitch                      

Directed by Willard Morgan




1999

 

Blue Rondo

Directed by Richard Goldgewicht

 

IS20

Directed by Elyse Couvillion

 

The Remote

Directed by Frank Chindamo

 

Across The Bridge

Directed by Sam Boyer

 

Hide and Seek

Directed by Shawn Tolleson

 

Thaw

Directed by Jeff Orgill

 

That Marino Thing

Directed by Frankie Como

 

Georgia

Produced by Wendy DeRycke

 

The Ceremony

Directed by Kerry Hainey and produced By Rajia Baroudi


Love, Life and Laundry

Directed by Stacie Isabella Turk




1998

 

Love Without Socks

Directed by Jacques Thelemaque

 

My Beautiful Me

Directed by Pi Ware

 

Shiva’s Teardrop

Directed by Sean Hood

 

Mitzi and Joe

Directed by Cain DeVore



VISIONFEST 2012 SPONSORS INCLUDE:

VisionFest 09 Award Presenter Alan Ball ("American Beauty" "Six Feet Under" "True Blood" "Towelhead") and 09 Vision Award recipient Ted Hope.

Tuesday, Oct. 30th

7:30 p.m.

The Egyptian Theater

6712 Hollywood Blvd.

Hollywood, CA  90028

(parking instructions below)

Event Producer: Yolonda Brinkley