Argentine filmmaker Eduardo “Teddy” Williams has been announced as one of the ten winners of the 2019 Lincoln Center Awards for Emerging Artists, recognizing diverse and exceptional talents. Williams, who was nominated by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, will receive $7,500 to be used for career advancement.
Williams was born in Argentina and studied at Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires, before joining Le Fresnoy in France. Williams’s short films Could See a Puma (2011) and That I’m Falling? (2013) premiered at Cinéfondation and Director’s Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival, followed by Tôi quên rồi! (2014), which had its premiere at the Marseille International Film Festival. It was later shown at the opening night of the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Art of the Real series. Retrospectives of his short films have been shown, among other places, at the Cinémathèque Française in Paris.
His first feature, The Human Surge (2016) won the Filmmakers of the Present prize at the 69th Locarno Film Festival and was later shown at the Toronto International Film Festival: Wavelengths, New York Film Festival: Projections, Tate Cinema, Viennale, and Mar Del Plata International Film Festival.
The winners of the Lincoln Center Awards for Emerging Artists will be recognized on February 27 at in New York City, with live performances by several of the emerging artists.