Free Screening, Ghetto Film School Los Angeles
Includes a conversation with student filmmakers
The inaugural Ghetto Film School Los Angeles (GFS LA) Fellows Screening showcases outstanding new work from the Fellows Program's class of 2014–16. The screening features 10 short narrative films (six minutes each and sans dialogue), curated by the fellows themselves, followed by a Q&A with student filmmakers, moderated by Elvis Mitchell, curator of Film Independent at LACMA. A jury of leading filmmakers and industry professionals also award the top three films with scholarship prizes.
GFS LA is a groundbreaking initiative created through a partnership between Ghetto Film School and 21st Century Fox. The program brings GFS’s award-winning Fellows Program to diverse young storytellers throughout Los Angeles.
The Fellows Program, which launched in June 2014 in the MacArthur Park community of Los Angeles, is a free, rigorous 30-month college-level pre-professional immersion in digital storytelling and production training.
During the program, fellows write, direct, and edit original short films, commercials, animations, and other creative content. They also study under top filmmakers and industry experts; participate in regular site visits to studio lots, development offices, and post houses; take weekly trips to top cinemas in the city and museums and art galleries; and participate in an international production trip during the annual thesis project.
At the conclusion of the program, the fellows enroll at top colleges and universities, after which they will become outstanding candidates for the creative industry’s recruitment initiatives and programs. In conjunction with Film Independent at LACMA.
Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and the New York Times Film Club members can reserve tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, August 21. | Free; limit two tickets per membership. | Proof of member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period. | Reserve online.
LACMA member and general-admission tickets can be reserved starting at 12 pm on Thursday, August 28. | Free; limit two tickets. | Reserve online.
PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for this event can be picked up at LACMA’s Ticket Office, located in the Hammer Building, on the day of the event—as early as 11 am. Tickets are for general, unreserved seating. Ticketed guests must be in their seat 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time or seat(s) may be released. Reservations do not guarantee entry, even with a ticket in hand. Entry is first come, first served, so please arrive early. Program and guest participation subject to change or cancellation without prior notice. Tickets are nontransferable and can only be picked up by the individual who purchased or reserved them.