For the tenth year in a row, Muse will highlight the emerging talent of Los Angeles’ film community in our popular Young Directors Night. A celebration of film and the art of cinema, the showcase features six short films screened in the unique setting of an art museum, and a Q&A with the directors. The exhibition doubles as a competition, with the host panel along with the audience voting on best in show. The winner, announced at a reception following the screening, takes home the Art of Film Award and is rewarded a prize designed to further advance in their medium.
All films compete for the Art of Film Award, going to best in show as voted on by the audience along with the Host Panel. The winner takes home an all-access pass to the Los Angeles Film Festival, a $2,000 rental credit at Samy's Camera, and more!
LACMA is also thrilled to reveal the 2011 Host Panel:
Elgin James, Director, Little Birds
Jennifer Wilson, Associate Director, Los Angeles Film Festival
Paul Wolff, Professor, USC
Following the screenings, the host panel will engage the directors in a brief Q&A session on the process of creating their films.
After the screenings at LACMA, the night culminates in a reception at the A+D Museum, located just across the street. Guests will have the opportunity to mingle with the directors while enjoying complimentary drinks provided by Karl Strauss, Malibu Family Wines, Hornitos Tequila, and Russian Ice Vodka plus dessert by Frosted Cupcakery and entertainment. Additional food will be available to purchase from the Patty Wagon and Komodo food trucks.
Muse is LACMA's premier membership group for art enthusiasts in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. Offering everything from private exhibition tours to penthouse after-parties, we support the arts through a dynamic series of social, educational, and philanthropic activities within LACMA and throughout Los Angeles.