ENVISION FILMS, LLC
Nationally recognized, Envision Films is an independent film production company focused on compelling storytelling, artistic collaborations and media education – Jeff Teitler, Artistic Director.
Developing scripted and non-scripted productions, our work explores complex characters, extraordinary issues and change primarily within healthcare and the performing arts.
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 Hartford HealthCare and a regular Medscape contributor. 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
DIGITAL HEALTH AWARDS, Winner ’21 – LAMPLIGHTER AWARD WINNER, Gold/Silver- ’21 – FINE ARTS FILM FESTIVAL – Official Selection – ’21 – DANCE IS ACTIVISM FILM FESTIVAL – Official Selection – ’21 MEDSCAPE / COVIDLAND – MEDSCAPE/WEBMD Publication – ’21, LONDON INTERNATIONAL MOTION PICTURE AWARDS – Official Selection – ’20, INDIE SHORTS AWARDS MIAMI – Official Selection – ’20, MEDSCAPE / WEBMD MEDIA SERIES – Publication – ’20 – MEDSCAPE / WEB MD FILM COMMISSION – Publication – ’20 – 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 – CONNECTICUT COMMISSION ON CULTURE AND TOURISM – COMMUNITY BANK FOUNDATION – CCSU FOUNDATION – WADSWORTH ATHENEUM
This Oncologist Created A Legacy for A Beloved Patient – A Medscape, Jeff Teitler and Hartford Health Production
Cancer is unforgiving. But it also can reveal our greatest gifts. In this Medscape, Jeff Teitler and Hartford Healthcare documentary, a diagnoses of breast and pancreatic cancer, inspires an entire health system to engage.
The Sweetest Land is selected by Saint Louis Children’s Hospital as a centerpiece of their 2021 Pediatric Trauma Symposium.
After filming the local health response to the Corona virus pandemic with Hartford HealthCare, those works have just won several Lamplighter Awards. Jeff Teitler, Rebecca Stewart and Nick Dethlefsen
From producing national segments for ESPN to developing award-winning films at national festivals, the team also collaborated with grammy award winning artist, Pharoahe Monch. In this latest effort, their work was broadcast on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert – Post by Jeff Teitler
The Digital Health Awards hosts the largest review program of its kind in the United States. It is an honor that COVIDLAND was selected and recognized. Post by Jeff Teitler
There are many empowering benefits of dance, but healing from sexual assault was never supposed to be one of them. ONE IN FOUR – A documentary short by Jeff Teitler
The Oncologists explores the unforeseeable challenges, triumphs and the human experiences within the treatment of cancer patients. – A new Medscape / Jeff Teitler Production
Following the premiere of COVIDLAND on Medscape, the documentary film captured the attention of WebMD’s, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Whyte. Soon after he endorsed the film with his own segment – posted by Jeffrey Teitler
Dr. Megan Panico spends nights and weekends caring for extreme COVID- 19 cases. In doing so, she also sacrifices urgent family needs and time with her daughter. But for those on the front lines, within the most complicated health crisis of our time, there is no choice.- Directed by Jeff Teitler
In the midst of the Coronavirus, pandemic, Envision Films / JeIf Teitler set up several photo sessions to honor the stories of health providers during this time. And then this happened.
Upon releasing Jay Bialkowski’s short film, National Geographic’s editor, Nsikan Aspen took notice. That’s when he invited all participants on his segment. Posted by Jeff Teitler
During the COVID-19 pandemic, medical practitioners and first responders documented their experiences with their phones. Envision Films / Jeff Teitler edited them and the Hartford Courant has now published these works.
The worlds largest student film festival, Campus Moviefest, sponsored by the Walt Disney Company, Lumix and Goldman Sachs awards CCSU film student – Posted by Jeff Teitler
In a new milestone, CCSU Film alumni and students produce with Grammy Award Winning Artist, Pharoahe Monch and Filmmaker/NYU Film professor, Tatjana Kretevski. – Posted by, Professor Jeff Teitler
In a new collaboration, Envision Films, Jeffrey Teitle, along with Medscape a leading WebMD medical journal and F. Perry Wilson reveal a week on the Covid ward.
Hartford Healthcare and Envision Films / Jeffrey B. Teitler Collaborate on The Covid Portraits – 4 documentary portrait films on the front lines
Fighting for student-excellence has its rewards. CCSU film student, Mya S. Gray has been awarded a prestigious UNITED STATES CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS SCHOLARSHIP – Professor Jeff Teitler
Through long pauses, multiple drafts and extended film deadlines, sometimes one film can change a life. Post by Jeff Teitler
The Sweetest Land is honored with a humanitarian Award for its commitment to making a difference through impactful filmmaking
San Diego Black Film Festival has grown to become one of the largest black film festivals in the country.. They have just Selected The Sweetest Land – Posted by Jeff Teitler
CCSU Film Graduate, Rashad Frett is a selected recipient of Spike Lee’s Production Fund. Poat by Professor Jeff Teitler
Defining Film Courage. CCSU Film student’s, Ryan Sehmi and Michaela Salvo are an Official Selection at the Women’s Film Festival in Philadelphia – Professor Jeffrey Teitler
THE SWEETEST LAND wins a prestigious Award of Merit in SOCIAL JUSTICE from the IndieFEST Film Awards, a BRONZE award from the LATITUDE FILM AWARDS – LONDON and aSPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD at the 2019 (IN)JUSTICE FOR ALL FILM FESTIVAL – Posted by Jeff Teitler
The Sweetest Land to premiere in Chicago at the International Social Change Film Festival in Chicago at the Du Sable Museum of African American History. Posted by Jeff Teitler
Is change possible? Some revealing observations on Violence and Prevention by Sweetest Land Film Director, Jeff Teitler are published in The Hartford Courant.
Multiple Film festivals in Saint Lous, Austin and Miami select The Sweetest Land.. Capital City Black Film Festival, Urban Film Festival, CommUNITY Arts Festival
In an unprecedented outcome, all five CCSU Film students who submitted to NESNs Next Producer are selected. Projects overseen by, Professor Jeff Teitler
CCSU Film senior, Matt Kevorkian’s MIDNIGHTS AT THE DINER is an Official Selection within the New Filmmakers, NY Film Festival – Posted by Jeff Teitler
THE SWEETEST LAND will receive its West Coast / Los Angeles Premiere at the Awareness Film Festival at LA Live Regal Cinemas – posted by Jeff Teitler
THE SWEETEST LAND wins Best Documentary Feature in the Los Angeles Film Award’s February Selection and is nominated as the Best Documentary for 2019 – Jeff Teitler
A Newtown activist writes about The Sweetest Land and gets a Huffington Post publication. Posted by Jeffrey Teitler
Film courses with Professor Teitler opened my creative side, by challenging my critical, aesthetic and technical sides. Today, I ‘m published in The NY Times.
Thank you to the Fort Worth Independent Film Showcase for recognizing the often overlooked survivors of inner city violence, the first responders, medics and our immediate need to improve conditions for all. – Posted by Jeffrey Teitler
The Sweetest land is just the film we have been looking for as it does a brilliant job of exposing the plaque of gun violence that is a public health crisis in the United States.
The prestigious Yale School of Drama consistently ranks within the top-three theatre schools. So why are CCSU Film graduates now producing with them?
The Fort Worth Independent Film Showcase is a top 100 best reviewed film festivals on Film Freeway. Jeff Teitler’s The Sweetest Land is set to screen
THE SWEETEST LAND is a selected finalist in the Davinci Film Awards. DaVinci International Film Festival (DIFF) is a premier boutique awards platform celebrating
THE SWEETEST LAND wins an OUTSTANDING EXCELLENCE AWARD within SOCIAL ISSUES from DOCS WITHOUT BORDERS FILM FESTIVAL
In 2017, nearly 40,000 people died from gun violence is the US. This hour, Jeffrey Teitler, The Sweetest Land’s director joins WNPR’s Where We Live.
CCSU Film student Sintia Arelus to be broadcast on NESN with a live screening at Fenway Park in Boston. It’s what we do – by Professor. Jeff Teitler
In a new milestone CCSU Film Graduate is accepted to NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts MFA program in Filmmaking – by Professor. Jeff Teitler
The Lower East Side Film Festival’s Josh Greenwood interviews Jeffrey Teitler on The Sweetest Land’s focus of gun violence prevention
Featured at The Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, NY, THE SWEETEST LAND wins Best Documentary Feature at QWFF
When a young girl was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma over 800 miles away, we heard about her story.
A filmmaking professor at Central Connecticut State University selected to screen The Sweetest Land at Yale’s Whitney Humanities Center
Featured at The Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, NY, THE SWEETEST LAND wins Best Documentary Feature at QWFF
Hartford Police Sgt, Karla Medina reveals a rarely told truth about urban violence prevention in this Hartford Courant Op-Ed. The Sweetest Land
For Immediate Release: It should have been an enjoyable day. I was at a basketball tournament in Hartford a few months ago and the energy was great. Some 200 people cheered, bikes were given away to community youths, and donation bins accepting clothing for families in need were filling up. That’s when the sounds […]
For Immediate Release: THE SWEETEST LAND is pleased to announce an innovative collaboration with the Hartford Courant. VIEW THE SWEETEST LAND’S OUTTAKE SERIES ON THE HARTFORD COURANT Prior to THE SWEETEST LAND’s completion and release, the Hartford Courant will present exclusive cutting room footage (stories not used in the film), imagery and opinion pieces from film participants. National […]
CCSU Film graduate, Rob Silcox has already become an integral part of the creative team at Back9Network.