Ingrid Jean-Baptiste, LSTFI Alum and co-founder of the Chelsea Film Festival, was awarded the Audience Award for The Trophies of the French People Living Abroad by Le Petit Journal. This distinguished award recognizes her hard work and dedication to the promotion of independent film. In an interview on, she explains that films have the power to “make the world a better place” and “impacts society.” Ingrid recognizes the responsibility as an artist to create and help other artists create by giving young and emerging artists an incredible platform to show their work. Congratulations to Ingrid on this, well-deserved, award and for all her achievements through the CFF.
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A Statement from Ingrid about her time at LSTFI
“As Mel Gussow wrote: “Strasberg revolutionized the art of acting and had a profound influence on performance in American Theatre and movies.” The Method drastically changed my life as a human being and actor. One of the main “rules” I have learned about this incredible technique is “You can only go out as far as you go in.” The deeper I explored and used my personal experiences, the more genuine and profound my acting becomes. The interesting aspect of this school is that you have this privileged opportunity to study with teachers who were directly taught by Lee Strasberg. Therefore, you discover the technique the way Lee Strasberg use to teach it at the Actors Studio.
The Two-Year Certificate Program is a wonderful journey for any person who wants to deepen his or her acting and be at peace with personal fears. It helped me open doors I would probably never have explored because of fear. Thank you to Irma Sandrey, Geoffrey Horne, and Paul Calderon who accompanied me to reach these places.
One word: Unforgettable!”