Project: A Short Film About Andy Warhol

Surreal and simply framed, _A Short Film About Andy Warhol_ runs six minutes, and follows the artist home after an imagined night on the town. He wakes, realizes his youth has left him and contemplates mysterious scars on his body and a woman's necklace that he wears hidden beneath his clothing. The film stars director Gus Van Sant and is shot by Ed Lachman. The sound score will be quiet and environmental, accentuating the overall silence of the film. An award-winning editor of many directors' features and short films, this is Lyons' first film as a director.

Awardee: James Lyons

Moving Image, 2005

James Lyons was an award-winning film editor who has worked extensively with Todd Haynes, including the films _Safe_, _Poison_ and _Velvet Goldmine_, which he co-wrote and which won a special Artistic Award at The Cannes Film Festival, as well as _Far From Heaven_. He also edited Sophia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides and the documentary Silver Lake Life, among other projects. Lyons was also active as an AIDS activist and educator. He studied Film, Literature, and Psychology at New York University. Lyons died April 12, 2007 in Manhattan. He was 46 and lived in Brooklyn.