LA Filmforum

Fund: $50,000

Filmforum will mount a series of monographic in-person programs from significant yet underseen international artists Claudio Caldini (Argentina), Helga Fanderl (Germany/France), Malcolm Le Grice (UK), Sergei Loznitsa (Belarus/Germany), Joost Rekveld (Netherlands), Daichi Saito (Japan/Montreal), Malena Szlam (Chile/Montreal), and others including the short films of Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand). Despite international recognition, these artists have rarely, if ever, screened in Los Angeles due to cost and logistical complexities; much of the work requires optimal projection in theatrical settings, and/or the presence of the filmmakers themselves. Visiting artists will develop screenings and related programs at various local venues, from traditional cinemas to universities, artist-run spaces, and galleries, affording L.A. audiences unprecedented access to these important but seldom-seen media works.