VR Section June 8-9 at Creative Technology Centre at Brewery Arts Complex DTLA


FAFF 2019's Virtual Reality Film section at the Creative Technology Center at the Brewery Art Annex east of downtown LA promises has been a special event. Virtual Reality experiences are paving the way forward in creative filmmaking and changing our industry. Films were screened on VR headsets by Oculus - including the new Quest - and projected 360 on a huge curved wall via the new BroomX projector.

Best Documentary VR:
Warsaw Rising by Tomasz Dobosz (Poland) - a very well designed 360 experience inspired by true evens with lost of suspense.

Best Narrative VR:
Tower of Babel by the Sea by Feng Wei (Taiwan) - a mastery of CGI and 360

Best VR made by Women:
Plomo - Journey of a Bullet by Guilia Jimenez (Venezuela)

Best Student VR

Plomo - Journey of a Bullet by Guilia Jimenez (Venezuela)

FAFF 2019's Best Dramatic and Comedy Screenplay Winners were announced at the VR Awards Ceremony:

Best Dramatic Screenplay

To Be Announced

Best Comedy Screenplay

Company Christmas by Diana Lee Woody

3 Days, 50 Films/19 Countries

At the FAFF 2019 Awards Ceremony on May 25, Julian Rosefeldt received Best Director for 'Manifesto' (Australia/Germany) in which Cate Blanchett appears as 13 unique characters at the 6th Annual Fine Arts Film Festival, held May 24-26, 2019. at Beyond Baroque Theater, and ViCA/The Loft in San Pedro. Best Documentary Feature Film was awarded to the US Premiere of 'Fondations' (Canada) directed by Olivier D. Asselin, while 'Theatron' (France) and Director Guilio Boato in their West Coast Premiere took home Best Musical/Performance Film. Musical performances and Q&A's featured Jack Rutberg, Christine Noschese, Mustapha Khan, VH Ho-Tep and several others.

FAFF 2019 presents its Virtual Reality Film section led by Ioana Matei at the Creative Technology Center, Los Angeles June 8-9, with an emphasis on VR created by women, and supported by the Women in Immersive Technology group.

“We are so happy with the way the first part of our Festival turned out, with fine filmmakers from as far away as Chile attending, and this year brought our biggest crowds. This festival's Official Selections brought audiences intelligent, cutting edge, eloquent, passionate and fun films, most which will never be available anywhere else in the US. We encourage everyone to attend the finale - our Virtual Reality Section - and it's free!” says Juri Koll, Director of the Festival.

Complete List of Awards for FAFF 2019:

Best Director
Manifesto (Australia/Germany)
Director: Julian Rosefeldt

Best Documentary Feature Film
Fondations (Canada)
Director: Olivier D. Asselin

Best Music/Performance Film
Theatron (France)
Director: Guilio Boato

Best Original Song
Song for our People (US)
Director: Mustapha Khan

Jury Prize for Freedom Award
Billy Traylor: Chasing Ghosts (US)
Director: Jeffrey Wolf

Jury Prize for Freedom Award
Matta Checks (Chile)
Director: Leo Contreras Barahona

Best Score or Original Music
Veilhan Venezia (France)
Directors: Laurent Bochet, François Combin

Best Documentary Short Film
The Gardener (US)
Director: Kathy Kasic

Best Narrative Short Film
Space Before Sleep (Denmark)
Director: Kristina Steinbock

Best Student Film
The Drive: 6 Days 4392 KM 30000 YEN (China/US)
Director: Naixin Xu

Best Experimental Film
Remission (US)
Directors: John Charter & Artist Paul Kaiser

Best Dance Film
Why Do We Dance - To Provoke (Italy)
Director: Marco Piangiani

Dan Wood Audience Award
Song For Our People (US)
Director: Mustapha Khan

The Fine Arts Film Festival is dedicated to presenting the finest new and rare films about art around the world - in the western capital of the art world. The films — narratives, documentaries, experimental, and hybrid genres — tell stories about how art is made, how artists survive, how they think and work, and what makes creativity our most important skill, and creativity our best hope for mankind.

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Fine Arts Film Festival 2019 - May 24-25 in Los Angeles

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