DAILY NEWS: IFP Market Sets 330 Project Lineup for 2001 Event
by Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE
>> IFP Market Sets 330 Project Lineup for 2001 Event
(indieWIRE/07.23.01) — The lineup for the 23rd IFP Market has been
announced (with a complete list available now at indieWIRE.com), the annual
New York City event will be held September 30 – October 5 in downtown
Manhattan. A total of 330 projects will be showcased, according to
organizers — 68% are works-in-progress or development (scripts).
According to the announcement, the 2001 lineup includes 90 narrative
scripts, 120 works-in-progress, 60 completed fiction and documentary
features, and 60 shorts, according to Friday’s announcement. Projects for
the No Borders section, which will be held this year at the Tribeca Grand
Hotel, will be announced soon.
“Over the past few years, as we have continued to examine what the Market
should be, it has become clear that the area in which we have been of real
benefit to filmmakers has been in the work-in-progress and development
area,” commented IFP Executive Director Michelle Byrd in a prepared
statement. She indicated that organizers have cut back on screening time for
completed movies, to give other projects more exposure at the event.
“Documentaries have been uniformly strong in recent years, as in last year’s
‘Southern Comfort,’ ‘Children Underground,’ and ‘Promises,’ and we expect the discoveries this year to be equally exciting,” added Market Director
Milton Tabbot in a prepared statement.
400 companies are expected to register for this year’s Market, according to
organizers. [Eugene Hernandez]
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>> FRIDAY in indieWIRE DAILY NEWS: Toronto and Hollywood Openers; Webby Winners
(indieWIRE/07.23.01) — Bruce Sweeney‘s “Last Wedding” will open the 26th
Toronto Film Festival on September 6; The website for Darren Aronofsky‘s latest film, “Requiem for a Dream,” won the award for best film site at the
5th annual Webby Awards; and Woody Allen‘s “The Curse of the Jade Scorpion” will close the 2001 Hollywood Film Festival.”
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