DAILY NEWS: NY Film Fest Concludes; AFF Fest Plans
by Eugene Hernandez and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE
>> New York Fest Closing With Grand Marnier Fellowships
(indieWIRE/10.12.01) -- The New York Film Festival will close Sunday night
with the presentation of the Grand Marnier Foundation Fellowships. Filmmaker
Wes Anderson, whose new film "The Royal Tenenbaums" screened at the fest, will make the announcement prior to the closing night screening.
Winners of the three fellowships, which include a $5,000 cash award, will
be presented to: Sarah Bassine (Columbia University) for her short film,
"Eight"; Edgar Endress (Syracuse University) for his short film, "The Memory of Snails"; and Mariana Johnson (New York University) for her critical essay, "Celebration and Elegy: Jean Vigo's 'Zero De Conduite'."
Grand Marnier, the exclusive sponsor of the New York Film Festival for
the past six years, has signed on to support the event for another
three years (through 2004).
indieWIRE On The Scene coverage -- New York Film Festival 2001:
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>> AFF Underway with New UK/Irish Series
(indieWIRE/10.12.01) -- Armed with dozens of films and a new series, the
Austin Film Festival and Heart of Film Screenwriters Conference is currently
underway in the Texas capital through October 18th. Included in the line
up are six world premieres, five U.S. premieres and twenty-four regional
premieres including panels, workshops, and classes lead by industry
professionals. The non-profit event focuses on the writer, as the Festival
describes, "as the heart of the creative process of filmmaking."
This year, AFF is launching a series of British and Irish premieres in
conjunction with the ukfilmla. The program features the U.S. premiere of
"Like Father" by the Amber Collective and the U.S. premiere of
"Understanding Jane" by Caleb Lindsay in addition to the Regional
premieres of "My Brother Tom" (Dom Rotheroe) and "Peaches" (Nick Grosso). [Brian Brooks]