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Ava Porter

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Ava Porter
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Ava Porter is an artist, filmmaker, cinematographer, and photographer based in Los Angeles. She is currently a visiting lecturer at UC San Diego in the Department of Visual Arts.

Life & Work[edit]

Porter was born and raised in Los Angeles. She received her MFA in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego and her BA in Studio Art from UCLA’s School of the Arts and Architecture. Porter has been the recipient of the Fulbright Documentary Film Fellowship, the Bruce Gellar Memorial WORD Artist Prize[1], the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts Grant[2], and has been recognized as a Creative Capital finalist in the Emerging Fields category.

Porter’s latest film, documentary feature Wild Honey (2019), premiered in the 2019 Eurasia International Film Festival[3] and has screened in several national and international film festivals including the 2019 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival[4] and the 2019 Visions du Réel Festival International de Cinéma Nyon Media Library 2019[5]. It won Best Documentary Score at the 2020 Golden State Film Festival[6] in Los Angeles.

Porter also worked as a cinematographer on Narcissister Organ Player[7] (2017), which screened at the 2018 Sundance and South By Southwest (SXSW) film festivals.

Select Filmography[edit]

  • Wild Honey (Documentary Feature). Director/Producer, DP, Editor, 2019
  • Narcissister Organ Player (Documentary Feature). Cinematographer, Additional Editor (Dir. Narcissister), 2017
  • Role (Short Film). Director, Editor (Co-Director Farhad Akhmetov), 2015
  • The Pond (Short Film). Cinematographer, (Dir. Aitor Lajarin), 2014
  • Soldier: Desertion (8-Channel Video/Experimental Film), Director, Cinematographer, 2014
  • Soldier: Battle (8-Channel Video/Experimental Film), Director, Cinematographer, 2014
  • Soldier: Buildup (8-Channel Video/Experimental Film), Director, Cinematographer, 2014
  • Soldier: Breakdown (8-Channel Video/Experimental Film), Director, Cinematographer, 2014
  • Soldier: Recruit (8-Channel Video/Experimental Film), Director, Cinematographer, 2014
  • SLAUGHTER (2 Channel Video and Painting/Sculpture Installation), Director, Cinematographer, 2014
  • Lost (Short Film), Director, 2014
  • Love Walked In (Short Film), Director, Cinematographer, 2013
  • I Exist For You (Experimental Film Series and Multi-Channel Installation), Director, Cinematographer, 2012
  • Ima (Experimental Film), Director, Cinematographer, 2012
  • The Vessel (3 Channel Video Installation), Director, Cinematographer, Performer, 2011

Awards & Honors[edit]

  • Winner: Best Documentary Score for Wild Honey, Golden State FIlm Festival, Los Angeles, CA 2020
  • Honorable Mention. Minimalist Photography Awards, B&W Minimalism Magazine, 2020
  • Fulbright Documentary Filmmaking Fellowship. Fulbright US Program, Washington, DC, 2017
  • Bruce Gellar Memorial WORD Prize. American Jewish University, Los Angeles, CA, 2017
  • Creative Capital Finalist: Emerging Fields. Creative Capital Foundation, New York, NY, 2015
  • University of California Institute for Research in the Arts Grant. Santa Barbara, CA, 2014
  • IDEAS Award. The Qualcomm Institute/CalIT2, La Jolla, CA, 2014
  • Russell Grant. Department of Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego, CA, 2014

References[edit]

  1. "Word Grant 2017 - 2018, American Jewish University". American Jewish University. Retrieved 2020-09-19.
  2. "University of California Institute for Research in the Arts Grant". UCIRA. Retrieved 2020-09-19.
  3. "Wild Honey, Eurasia International Film Festival". EIFF. Retrieved 2020-09-19.
  4. "Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival". HSDFI. Retrieved 2020-09-19.
  5. "Visions du Reel". Visions du Reel. Retrieved 2020-09-19.
  6. "Golden State Film Festival". GSFF. Retrieved 2020-09-19.
  7. "Organ Player, Narcissister". Sundance. Retrieved 2020-09-19.

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