Filmmakers Alliance will bestow its Vision Award to filmmaker KIM JEE-WOON at its annual VISIONFEST celebration on Tues, October 30th. The yearly event, which brings together the best of LAsâ independent filmmaking community at 7:30 pm at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.
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KIM JEE-WOON AT VISIONFEST 2012
LOS ANGELES, October 26, 2012 - Filmmakers Alliance will bestow its coveted Vision Award to filmmaker KIM JEE-WOON at its annual VISIONFEST celebration on Tuesday, October 30th. The yearly event, which brings together the best of Los Angelesâ independent filmmaking community, will take place at 7:30 pm at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard.
The evening begins with 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 last year's recipient, Christine Vachon.
This yearâs Vision Award recipient is break-out Korean filmmaker Kim Jee-woon.
If you donât 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 âLast Standâ); you may know him from âA Tale of Two Sisters,â which Terrence Rafferty of The New York Times calls âone of the best, and most heartbreaking, weird-girl horror movies ever made.â Rafferty also states that it âis so cunningly constructed-itâs as tricky, in its way, as Alain Resnaisâ âLast Year at Marienbad.ââ
Although Kim Jee-woonâs cinema does include the shocking and horrifying, his list of credits also includes comedy, noir and even the western.
âI want to work with a wide range of genres because it gives each film a different cinematic energy,â Kim states.
Jee-woonâs eclectic oeuvre never fails to thrill and enthrall. His is an unfailingly distinctive vision that expresses itself in every frame of every genre heâs tackled...or mixed genre heâs 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. You are invited to 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 concludes with an elegant, high-energy party in the Egyptian Theater courtyard catered by some of Los Angeles' best restaurants and beverage sponsors.
Filmmakers Alliance celebrates its 19th year, 15th Annual VisionFest event and 13th Vision Award Presentation.
Filmmakers Alliance is a community of film artists bound by a commitment to realize the full creative potential of independent film. FA supports its members in bringing humanity, authenticity, diversity, originality, intelligence, relevance, personal vision and emotional resonance to American Cinema. Its many educational and facilitation programs contribute to the realization of independent short and feature length films. Filmmakers Alliance is a 501(c)3, not for profit organization. More information about the organization can be accessed at www.filmmakersalliance.org or at (310) 568-0633.
The Screen Actors Guild and The Writers Guild West are two of the many generous organizations and companies that sponsor VisionFest and help support the educational and outreach programs of Filmmakers Alliance.
The public is invited to attend VisionFest. Seating is limited; attendees are urged to purchase tickets in advance of the event. Tickets are âPay What You Canâ (suggested $25) in advance through Eventbrite - http://visionfest2012.eventbrite.com/ - and $30 at the door.
What: 15th Annual VisionFest
Where: Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard.
When: Tuesday, October 27, 2012 at 7:30p.m (Total program length: 69 mins.)
Who: BREAK-OUT KOREAN FILMMAKER KIM JEE-WOON
Press Inquiries: (310) 568-0633