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DAILY NEWS: Cannes Critics Lineup; Doc Series; AFC and AFI

DAILY NEWS: Cannes Critics Lineup; Doc Series; AFC and AFI



Eugene Hernandez and Maya Churi/indieWIRE


>> Cannes 2000 Sets Critics Week Lineup


(indieWIRE/4.21.00) -- Melvin Van Peebles "Bellyful" will open the Critics
Week section of the 2000 Cannes Film Festival. The only U.S. entry in the
section is Frank Novak's "Good Housekeeping." Notable in the short film
category is Neil Jordan's "Not I," from Ireland.


The complete list follows:


Opening film - not competing:


"Bellyful," directed by Melvin van Peebles (France)


Feature Films:


"Amores Perros," directed by Alejandro Gonzales (Mexico)

"Happy End," directed by Jung Ji-Woo (Korea)


"Les Autres Filles," directed by Caroline Vignal.
(France)


"Hidden Whisper," directed by Vivian Chang (Taiwan)


"Krampack," directed by Cesc Gay (Spain)


"De L'Histoire Ancienne," directed by Orso Miret (France)


"Good Housekeeping," directed by Frank Novak (US)


Short films:


"Le Dernier Reve," directed by Emmanuel Jespers (Belgium)


"Faux Contact," directed by Eric Jameux (France)


"To Be Continued," directed by Linus Tunstroem (Sweden)


"Le Chapeau," directed by Michele Cournoyer (Canada)


"Les Meduses," directed by Delphine Gleize (France)


"The Artist's Circle," directed by Bruce Marchfelder (Canada)


"Not I," directed by Neil Jordan (Ireland)



>> New Filmmakers Series Launches Bi-Monthy Doc Showcase


(indieWIRE/4.21.2000) -- New York's New Filmmakers year round film
series which screens every Wednesday evening at Anthology Film
Archives
has announced the launch of a new bi-monthly documentary
series. The series will serve as a place for filmmakers and creative
collaborators to gather to support the voices of independent film.
The new series, called NewDocFilmmakers will kick off with Walt
Curtis
& Bill Plympton's "Walt Curtis, The Peckerneck Poet." Walt
Curtis is renowned as both a writer of outlandish and sexually
bizarre poetry and as the writer of Gus Van Sant's first feature,
"Mala Noche." Bill Plympton is the best known for his animation
which has appeared in festivals, art houses and campuses around
the world. He was nominated for an Academy Award for "Your Face"
(1987) and won the Cannes Film Festival jury prize in the short-
subject category for "Push Comes to Shove" (1991). [Maya Churi]



>> AFC Cuts to AFI


(Filmnet/4.21.00) -- The Australian Film Commission (AFC) will cease
providing funding the Australian Film Institute's distribution and
sales of short films and documentaries and the Afi's research and
information center from the end of 2000 reports the Age. The AFC
currently provides $800,000 to the AFI of which $A172,000 goes to
research and information and $A132,000 for the video sales service.
The AFC is refocusing on industry development but will continue to
fund the AFI Awards and Exhibition program. A working party has been
set up to look at other ways of providing the cut services. [Filmnet]

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