Creative Media Production student Gigi Green’s (director) collaboration with MA Fina Arts student Kjersti Austdal on a short documentary film as part of their studies at Prague College has gathered some international attention and received several award nominations over the past few months.
The short documentary FOUND was filmed during the autumn of 2019 in Prague as part of Gigi’s Documentary film class and is a recording of the evolution of her fellow student project Crystal Clear, a site-specific sound artwork based on bohemian crystal chandeliers.
Austdal, who works with found objects, opens up and shares her story, her ideas, and philosophies relating to her work and life.
As the Creator, Director, and Producer, Gigi shared that:
“I knew I wanted to make a short documentary about the arts, while subsequently spreading awareness of an important global issue. Through working with Kjersti, a very talented, young visual artist who creates her art from found or used materials, I was able to do just that.”
“It made me really happy to work with Kjersti because it also enabled her to share her story with the public.
She was so much fun to work with and I actually learned so much from her in the process of making the documentary. She is a Master’s student of Fine Arts at Prague College, so it was a unique opportunity to work with someone from a different discipline.”
FOUND was selected as a finalist in two categories at the Kosiče International Film Festival in May. In July the film was selected as a finalist for Prague Independent Film Festival, and just recently the film was nominated for four awards: First-time filmmaker, Best Student Film, Best Short Film, and Best Documentary for the HER International Festival, a festival dedicated to young women working in film.
We are as excited as Prague College to be able to share with you Gigi’s nominated film below and wish her the very best while she awaits the results from the HER International Festival.