ENVISION FILMS, LLC
Nationally recognized, Envision Films is an independent film production company focused on compelling story-telling, artistic collaborations and media education. Developing both scripted and non-scripted productions, our work explores complex characters, artistic media, cultural dilemmas and social change through the production process.
Jeffrey B. Teitler holds degrees from Yale University’s, Yale School of Drama and New York University’s, Tisch School of the Arts. Currently, he serves as full Professor of Production within Central Connecticut State University’s Department of Communication. He is also an Artist-in-Residence at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Instructionally, students (university and independent) explore issues, conceive ideas, develop scripts and produce fictional /non-fictional cinematic works through the independent film production process. Our results, commercially and instructionally regularly achieve national recognition.
ENVISION FILM AWARDS
INDIEFEST HUMANITARIAN AWARD – Award of Distinction’20 – SAN DIEGO BLACK FILM FESTIVAL – Official Selection’20 – AWARENESS FILM FESTIVAL – Official Selection’19 – INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL CHANGE FILM FESTIVAL – Official Selection’19 – URBAN FILM FESTIVAL – Official Selection’19 – (IN)JUSTICE FOR ALL FILM FESTIVAL – Official Selection/Special Recognition’19 – CAPITOL CITY BLACK FILM FESTIVAL – Official Selection ’19 – SAN FRANCISCO DANCE FILM FESTIVAL – Official Selection ’19 – COMMUNITY ARTS FESTIVAL – Feature Selection ’19 – DAVINCI INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARDS – Finalist ’19 – FILM INVASION LOS ANGELES – Official Selection ’19 – FORT WORTH INDIE FILM SHOWCASE – Best Documentary ’19 – LOWER EAST SIDE FILM FESTIVAL – Official Selection ’19 – DOCS WITHOUT BOARDERS – Outstanding Excellence ’19 – LATTITUDE FILM AWARDS, LONDON – Bronze Winner ’19 – NEW HAVEN DOCS – Official Selection ’19 –LOS ANGELES FILM AWARDS – Festival Winner ’19 -QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL – Festival Winner ’19 – AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH FILM FESTIVAL – Official Selection ’17, URBAN MEDIAMAKERS FILM FESTIVAL – Official Selection ’17, ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL – Official Selection ’17, IMPACT DOCS AWARD – Documentary Filmmaking – ’17, CINEMA LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL – Official Selection – ’17, MANCHESTER LIFTOFF ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL – Official Selection’17, STORYMODE FILM FESTIVAL – Best Documentary ’17, CASE – Circle of Excellence Award ’17, ACCOLADE AWARD – Documentary Filmmaking ’17, BEST SHORT AWARD – Documentary Filmmaking ’17, AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH FILM FESTIVAL – Official Selection – ’16, CASE AWARD – Educational Filmmaking – ’16, ACCOLADE AWARD OF MERIT – Documentary Filmmaking – ’09, OFFICIAL SELECTION – BOSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – ’09’, PLATINUM REMI AWARD – HOUSTON WORDLFEST– International Film Festival (07), OFFICIAL SELECTION – SILVERLAKE FILM FESTIVAL – Los Angeles, CA (07), FIRST PRIZE WINNER –SONY?VIDEOMAKER FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL (07), OFFICIAL SELECTION – SOUTHERN FILM FESTIVAL (07), OFFICIAL SELECTION – YALE CABARET, WEST, OFFICIAL SELECTION – GOLDEN STAR SHORT FILM FESTIVAL LOS ANGELES, CA, OFFICIAL SELECTION – SOUTHERN FILM FESTIVAL, TOP 20 SCREENPLAY – KEY WEST INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, TOP SCREENPLAY – TELLURIDE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (INDIEFEST)
ENVISION FILMS RECEIVES SUPPORT FROM: LEF FOUNDATION – PETER J. KNOX – WISE FAMILY FOUNDATION – SAINT FRANCIS HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER – CONNECTICUT COMMISSION ON CULTURE AND TOURISM – COMMUNITY BANK FOUNDATION – CCSU FOUNDATION – UCONN FOUNDATION – WADSWORTH ATHENEUM
Click images to view the stories on Medscape. Following the peak of Coronavirus, Envision Films / Jeff Teitler set up several photo sessions to honor the stories of health providers during the 2020 pandemic. Immediately, profound moments of concern, poignancy and beauty emerged. IT CAN ALL BURN – FEATURED ON […]
Connecticut, August 2nd, 2020 Unapologetically, filmmaking and film education deals with human issues, characters and conditions. It is a complicated process, requiring technical, aesthetic and directorial instruction, on topics students freely choose. With an industry-endorsed curriculum and unprecedented student-achievements, last year, politics and university power plays engaged in an all-out assault on arts education, […]
Connecticut, June 10, 2020 During the COVID-19 pandemic, Hartford Health Care commissioned 4 short videos from Envision Films, to explore the local health response. In doing so, we were introduced to Jay Bailkowski, a security supervisor at Hartford Hospital. Only weeks before, Bialkowski spent 17 days clinging to life on a ventilator with COVID-19 as his ICU […]
Connecticut, May 29, 2020 In support of live and performing artists and arts organizations, Envision Films, LLC is pleased to collaborate with Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet in film and photography production. https://youtu.be/rsdilkCTydQ Intent on producing high quality cinematic works with a focus on Ballet and Contemporary Dance, we are pleased to add EKKLESIA to our artistic collaborative. […]
Connecticut, May 22, 2020 Heather Richards – American Medical Response – Hartford, CT During the COVID-19 pandemic, medical practitioners and first responders documented their experiences with their phones. In an effort to preserve their times, they allowed us to edit that footage into 8 mini episodes within the pandemic. Today, we […]
Connecticut, May 6, 2020 Envision Films in collaboration with F. Perry Wilson, MD MSCE, MEDSCAPE and Yale New Haven Hospital release a 9-minute editorial. MEDSCAPE PUBLICATION AND VIDEO CAN BE SEEN HERE Entirely phone-shot, Wilson provides a visual, insightful and compassionate account on the front lines of COVID-19. Wilson, whose science communication work can also […]
CONNECTICUT, April 22nd, 2020Envision Films, LLC / Jeffrey B. Teitler and Hartford HealthCare agree to collaborate on 4 film portraits. Noting the historical significance of the Corona Virus along with the unprecedented and heroic acts of care-providers, in celebration of that, each week, a new care provider’s story will be featured. In this first portrait, […]
CONNECTICUT, April 20th, 2020 Envision Films, LLC / Jeffrey B. Teitler and Medscape, a WebMD company sign publication agreement in collaboration with F. Perry Wilson, MD MSCE on a editorial film commission to commence at Yale New Haven Hospital. The piece will document Dr. Wilson, who is an Associate Professor at Yale School of Medicine, […]
The heart of CCSU FILM’s achievement has always centered around the original ideas of our students While some ideas are controversial, others can be light-hearted and comedic. But more than dreaming ideas, our students regularly exercise, cast, explore, costume and rigorously develop the necessary skills to produce their ideas. The process is by no […]
CONNECTICUT, January 23, 2020 The IndieFEST Film Awards, recognized by IMDB and a top 100 reviewed film festival on Film Freeway, has awarded THE SWEETEST LAND a Humanitarian Award of Distinction. Each year IndieFEST bestows Humanitarian Awards to deserving filmmakers who are committed to making a difference through impactful filmmaking that highlights a critical need of […]
CONNECTICUT, January 19, 2019 We are honored to announce the SAN DIEGO BLACK FILM FESTIVAL has selected THE SWEETEST LAND. Founded in 2002, the San Diego Black Film Festival has grown to become one of the largest black film festivals in the country. THE SWEETEST LAND will screen on Saturday Feb 1st. For tickets […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONNECTICUT, September 4th, 2019 THE SWEETEST LAND will receive its West Coast / Los Angeles Premiere at the AWARENESS FILM FESTIVAL, followed by a Q&A, Thursday, October 10th, 5:30-7:00 PM, LA Live Regal Cinemas, 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA LIVES CAN MATTER In urban America, there are community promises made, […]
We are pleased to announce upcoming screenings of THE SWEETEST LAND at multiple film festivals in Saint Lous, Austin and Miami. Special thanks to the Capital City Black Film Festival, Urban Film Festival, commUNITY Arts Festival. Violence can be prevented. COMMUNITY ARTS FESTIVAL – SAINT LOUIS, MO – SEPT 8 CAPITAL CITY BLACK FILM FESTIVAL […]
We are pleased to announce THE SWEETEST LAND is an OFFICIAL SELECTION within the FORT WORTH INDEPENDENT FILM SHOWCASE. The film will be featured this July in TX . FWIFS is a top 100 best reviewed festivals on Film Freeway. LIVES CAN MATTER.