Updated: Dec 10, 2020
Produced by Legit Productions
In Partnership With
U.S. Cultural & Heritage Marketing Council
Selected For Munich’s New Wave Short Film Festival
San Francisco : December 8, 2020 – Since the Summer 2020 release of Americart 2019, the documentary film is heralding accolades with audiences and artists alike, as it shares the diverse stories that connect art to the human spirit.
Americart 2019 is documentary film featuring the individual perspectives of artists, museum curators, craft makers and communities throughout America's Heartland. Created by NYC artist EFDLT Studio, produced by Legit Productions, presented by WhistlePig Rye Whiskey and in partnership with the U.S. Cultural & Heritage Marketing Council, the documentary provides distinctive and personal perspectives into the national conversations about art.
"Our team is honored to have been selected by the New Wave Short Film Festival (Munich, Germany) to have Americart 2019 in their official competition for the 2020 edition. This recognition exemplifies the hard work of the film’s Director EFDLT Studio and the entire film crew to create this beautiful and inspiring documentary.” states Pierre Gervois, of Legit Productions and Executive Producer of the film.
“We are so proud to have a total of five official global film festivals selections, including the New Wave Short Film Festival, Chelsea Film Festival, New York Movie Awards, Chicago Indie Film Awards, Southern Regional Film Festival. Yes, art is indeed an essential part of the fabric of American society and Americart 2019 is showing this in ways never explored before." concludes Gervois.
The documentary takes viewers on a journey across America, visiting artists in Montgomery County, MD; Franklin, TN; Wichita, KS; McPherson, KS; Pueblo, CO; Glenwood Springs, CO; Elko, NV; Reno, NV; Baker County, OR; and Sonoma, CA.
“It is incredible how far we’ve come”, says EFDLT Studio, the Film Director of Americart 2019. “When I go back to the time Americart 2019 was just a dream of an artist - who barely believed in herself - it is just incredible. I just want to say follow your dream, follow your heart!” reflects EFDLT Studio. “So thank you so much to all of those who believed in me and supported me to make this dream come true.” concludes EFDLT Studio.
“This partnership with Legit Production provides the unique opportunity to bring a voice to the diversity of the arts, artisans and cultural experiences throughout our country.” said Richard Peterson, President & CEO of U.S. Cultural & Heritage Marketing Council (USCHMC). “It has been terrific to collaborate with the Legit Productions and EFDLT Studio to showcase the diversity of our national cultural & heritage experiences, the communities the artists call home – and where visitors can experience American arts & culture up close.” concludes Peterson.
Pictured: Left: Pierre Gervois, of Legit Productions and Executive Producer, Right: Richard Peterson, President of US Cultural & Heritage Marketing Council
The production is available to view via Legit Productions collaboration with Indie Rights with signature placement on the Amazon Prime streaming platform and other locations, sharing Americart 2019 with a global audience keen to delve into America’s arts & culture stories.
USCHMC represents the intersections of arts, culture and heritage - and the diverse experiences they bring to the cultural traveler. From individual artisans, museums, heritage sites, musicians, craft makers, outdoor adventures, cuisine and historic sites – the cultural connections abound. USCHMC delivers bespoke marketing services, business planning, product development, strategic engagement solutions and thought leadership. Information available at www.uschmc.com.
About Legit Productions:
To learn more about the production and to view the documentary trailer, visit: https://www.legitprod.com/americart-2019-documentary-film-art-travel. Information about the production company is available via www.legitprod.com. To learn more about Indie Rights, visit https://www.indierights.com.