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Anthony Weeks

Anthony Weeks

Documentary Film and Video

About

Anthony Weeks is a documentary filmmaker, illustrator, and writer based in San Francisco, CA. Anthony was a 2009 recipient of a film honorarium from the Princess Grace Foundation and was selected as a Jury’s Choice-First Prize winner in the 2010 Black Maria Film + Video Festival. His films have been screened at venues including the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Dokufest, Honolulu International Film Festival, Hot Docs, Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, San Francisco Asian American International Film Festival, and the Thin Line Film Festival. In addition to film production, Anthony’s research interests include history, memory, and trauma in media; representations of disability and HIV/AIDS in art and media; and the cinematic representation of the psychotherapeutic relationship. He holds an MFA in documentary film and video from Stanford University, an MSW from Augsburg College, and a BA from Grinnell College. Anthony was a 1997-98 Coro Fellow in Public Affairs in San Francisco.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS:

Film Honorarium, Princess Grace Foundation Awards, 2009


Imaginary Circumstances 

hd video

JUNE, 2010
VIDEO DURATION: 19:04 MIN.

Within the "imaginary circumstances" of fictional Hollywood TV and film, the performance of disability on screen refers to social realities and lived experiences. Three actors with disabilities currently working in the Hollywood entertainment industry address the authentic representation of disability in the media as well as the ongoing struggle for access and inclusion.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Silver Medal, Documentary, Student Academy Awards, 2011
Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Award, College Television Awards, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation, 2011
Award of Excellence, FOCUS Film Festival, 2011
Audience Choice Award, FOCUS Film Festival, 2011
Best Student Documentary, Thin Line Film Festival, Denton, TX, 2011
Distinctive Achievement-Documentary Film - College, Wild Rose Independent FIlm Festival, 2011
Best Student Documentary - College, Wild Rose Independent FIlm Festival, 2011
Honorable Mention - Outstanding Documentary, Angelus Student Film Festival, 2010
CINE Golden Eagle Award,  2010
Official Delegate, American Documentary Showcase, US Department of State, 2011
Black Maria Film + Video Festival, 2011
Napa Valley Film Festival, 2011
Wild Rose Independent Film Festival, Des Moines, IA, 2011
New Filmmakers LA Sunset Gower Studios, 2010

Housekeeping 

16mm color film

JUNE, 2009
VIDEO DURATION: 8:10 MIN.

As a hotel housekeeper goes about her daily work, she ponders the lives and habits of the people after whom she cleans up as well as what it means to be 'home'.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Museum of Modern Art's Documentary Fortnight/Americas Initiative program, Cuba, 2012
Gold Kahuna Award for Excellence in Filmmaking, Honolulu International Film Festival, 2010
Dis/Orient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon, 2010
San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, 2010
Austin Asian American Film Festival, 2009
Washington DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival, 2009

El Milagro de Stockton (A Miracle in Stockton) 

hd video

Co-directed by Carolina Kondo
MARCH, 2009
VIDEO DURATION: 8:54 MIN.

In the midst of difficult times, a man finds hope and faith in an unlikely place.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Finalist, Angelus Student Film Festival, 2009
San Francisco Independent Film Festival, 2010
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, 2010

Second Hand Dolls 

16mm black and white film

DECEMBER, 2008
VIDEO DURATION: 5:31 MIN.

Through the stories of a 70-year-old ballet dancer and a woman who sells and rents used mannequins, Second Hand Dolls rewrites conventional assumptions about vibrancy and purpose across the life span.  The film celebrates the visibility, beauty, and renewal of women's bodies and spirits while interrogating the wastefulness of a throwaway culture beholden to novelty, youth, the whims of fashion, and consumption.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Jury's Choice - 1st Prize Winner, Black Maria Film & Video Festival, 2010
Thin Line Film Festival, 2010
Davis Feminist Film Festival, 2009

 

Events

June 12, 2010

Free and Open to the Public

June 11, 2009

Free and open to the public

March 17, 2009

Free and open to the public

December 9, 2008

Free and open to the public