Film Festival curators nominate five to six artists exhibiting in the current season for the Creative Vision Award. Local jurors then vote to select one artist from the nominees whose work demonstrates a commitment to their personal voice and vision over conventional storytelling.
Nicolas Bermeo - Heat (California)
Pete Burkeet - Mannequin (Ohio)
Karli Evans - Float (Florida)
Sam Gurry - jim (California)
Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson - House (North Dakota)
Robin Summons - Hallway (Australia)
We are very excited to announce Float by Karli Evans as our Creative Vision Award Winner!
The 2018 judges are Chamindika Wanduragala, John Kim, and Paige Dansinger. All three of these artists are local arts organizers, filmmakers, and educators. More information about them can be found on the 2018 Film Festival page.
Float is a psychological short film about coming to terms with letting go described as a "Really compelling film. Excellent and beautiful. Sad."
Navigating between still photo and moving picture mediums, Karli Evans is a visual artist living and creating in Miami. Energized by people watching and urban exploration, Evans utilizes creative storytelling as a way to document experiences, examine identity, and explore public personas. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Visual Journalism from the University of Miami, where she returned to pursue a Master of Fine Arts in Photography & Cinematography. Her debut experimental film, Float, won best experimental script at New York City Independent Film Festival 2018, and was an official selection of Berlin Feminist Film Festival 2018 and Miami Fashion Film Festival where it premiered locally in December 2017. www.allseeingmedia.com
All images courtesy of the artist.
Post written by Chelsea Arden Parker, edited by Sarah Kass.