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This year marks the 13th annual Filmmakers Alliance VisionFest event, celebrating the best of Los Angeles's independent film community on August 27th, 2010.
The highly anticipated and popular evening-long gala begins at 8PM with the presentation of the Nilsson Award, honoring "bold, direct, honest and aesthetically challenging filmmaking that is often unrecognized by the mainstream independent film community" to Armenian filmmaker Harutyun Khachatryan.
Following will be the presentation of this year's Vision Award, celebrating an established filmmaker "whose artistic ambition and consistent filmmaking excellence provides artistic inspiration to emerging filmmakers all around the world."
Past recipients of the Vision Award include Mike Figgis, Terry Gilliam, Allison Anders, Werner Herzog, and Kevin Smith. This year's recipient, Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn, has been making films for 15 years and is best known for the Pusher trilogy.
Also presented at the VisionFest each year is The Los Angeles Short Filmmaking Grant, which provides the winning short screenplay with film, cameras, and processing support. The evening will also be punctuated with screenings of recent short films and previews.
Tickets are $25 and available at Eventbrite. For more information, visit filmmakersalliance.org
VisionFest 2010August 27th at 8PMDowntown Independent Theater251 S. Main St.Los Angeles, CA 90012
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