Art21 is proud to announce that our first New York Close Up series film to feature artist Jordan Casteel—which premiered this past summer as part of our Summer of Shorts programming—has been accepted to this year’s DOC NYC film festival. The festival takes place November 9–16 in New York City, and our film will be screening as part of the “Shorts: City Lights” event, on Tuesday November 14 at Cinepolis Chelsea.
In other film festival news, our Extended Play film “Josiah McElheny: Making a Projection Painting” will be screening this Saturday at the Bushwick Film Festival. The selection is this film’s second festival acceptance and Art21’s third in a row at this festival.
Four Art21 films were also screened at the end of September in Glasgow, Scotland at the Krafta Doc international film festival. The selections included Extended Play films “Martin Puryear: Big Bling” and “Sarah Sze: How We See the World,” as well as the New York Close Up films “Diana Al-Hadid Plays the Classics” and “Louise Despont Draws Deep.”
Earlier this year, our Extended Play film on Carrie Mae Weems’s performance, Grace Notes: Reflections for Now, was accepted to the NYC Independent Film Festival. Plus, our New York Close Up film “Brian Zanisnik and Eric Winkler’s Animated Conversation” screened at not one, but two festivals: the Sunderland Short Film Festival in England and the New York City Short Documentary Film Festival—the latter of which it won. Congratulations to filmmakers Ava Wiland and Rafael Salazar!