LOS ANGELES – The Fine Cut virtual celebration will feature clips of short films by nominated filmmakers and include a presentation of Fine Cut Awards for Best in Animation, Documentary, and Narrative Film, LGBTQ themes, and the prestigious Jack Larson Award to the filmmaker who will have the opportunity to be a part of the American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker showcase of the Cannes International Film Festival in May 2021 (to be confirmed based on travel restrictions).
More than twenty years ago, Jack Larson approached KCET with the idea of creating a student film series that would provide talented students with the opportunity to have their short films aired on television. Larson thought that public television was an excellent platform for providing critical visibility to emerging filmmakers. KCET shared Larson’s enthusiasm and together they created, “Fine Cut Festival of Films.”
Fine Cut is made possible by a generous grant from The Bridges / Larson Foundation. A variety of prize packages valued between $2,500 and $10,000 will be awarded to the winners with one receiving the opportunity to be a part of the American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker showcase at the Cannes International Film Festival in May of 2021 (to be confirmed based on travel restrictions) thanks to a partnership with The American Pavilion, the epicenter of American hospitality and communication at the world’s largest film market.
All short films selected as finalists in the FINE CUT Festival of Films will be included in a series of one-hour broadcast episodes on KCET public television in Southern California.
Presenters include entertainment industry experts who served as Fine Cut Award judges.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 7:00 PM Pacific