Tian Guan’s short film “Drama” won the award for Best Short Fiction film at the Los Angeles Film Festival, which ended on June 18. Currently making its rounds as a festival favorite, the film had its premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival in Utah this January and most recently screened at the Palm Springs International Shortfest, Short Film Festival and Market, as part of the “Programmer’s Picks” section. In addition, “Drama” has also played at the Warsaw Film Festival and the Syracuse International Film Festival, among others.
“Drama” follows a young couple whose moment of passion in the back seat of a car is interrupted by the realization that they’re out of condoms. They spot a “prostitute” standing at the corner of an intersection and debate whether to ask her for a condom.
CalArts’ School of Film/Video was well-represented at the Los Angeles Film Festival this year with several alumni films screening, including the L.A. premieres of Patrick Brice’s The Overnight and Javier Fuentes-Leon’s The Vanished Elephant, as well as several shorts.