Deutsche Bank, Frieze, Endeavor Content, and Ghetto Film School present the LOS ANGELES FILM AWARD, a second initiative offering a platform and development program to a fellowship of ten emerging filmmakers culminating at Frieze Los Angeles 2021 and a grand prize of $10,000!


The deadline to apply is September 14, 2020





  • Selected Fellows will participate in an intensive four-month virtual program led by GFS and Endeavor Content to produce individual short films, along with a $650 production award. 

  • Fellows' films will be announced and screened during Frieze Los Angeles 2021.

  • A jury comprised of leading figures in contemporary art and entertainment will select the $10,000 grand prize winner. 


  • Creative duos and partnerships are not eligible to apply. Applicants must be 18-34 years old and reside in the greater Los Angeles area.

  • Applicants must submit: 

    • Resume or writer/director CV 

    • Sample(s) of director and/or cinematography work (VIMEO/Youtube links) 

    • 300-word artist statement answering: What’s your artist story? What does the ocean mean to you? How have or might you respond to it in your practice? As a city bounded by the coast, the ocean can be a frame for thinking about the complex environment of Los Angeles today. As you write your artist statement, explain how the people, culture and creative expression found in Los Angeles has shaped your voice and artistic lens. 

  • Ten Fellows will be chosen based on initial applications. In the second phase, selected Fellows will be required to create a 3-4 minute film based on a creative prompt. 



  • Open Call: August- September 2020 

  • Fellowship Selection: Late September 2020 

  • GFS Intensive and Pre-Production: October - November 2020 

  • Short Film Production and Post-Production: November - January 2021 

  • Premiere and Announcement of Winner: February 2021 



Questions about the program?  Please email


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