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IFFCON Gears Up For '98, Announces 60 Projects

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire December 4, 1997 at 2:0AM

by Mark RabinowitzIFFCON (The Independent Film Financing Conference) has announced itslineup for the 1998 edition, taking place from January 9-11 in SanFrancisco. Now in its fifth year, IFFCON is a three day conference thatbrings together filmmakers, buyers, financiers and sales agents to helpprojects from North American producers become films. The conference’sfirst day is open to the general public, but the Saturday and Sundaysessions are open to invited conference participants, only.Domestic companies set to attend this year’s conference include:Miramax, New Line Cinema, October Films, Next Wave Films, Good Machine,ITVS and First Look Pictures/Overseas Filmgroup. Foreign attendees willinclude: Jacquie Lawrence from Britain’s Channel Four; ClausJosten-ARTE; Andreas Lindenberg from Austria’s Vienna Film FinancingFund; and Carol Scotta & Caroline Benjo, producers of "Ma Vie En Rose"from France.60 projects have been accepted for the 1998 event, they are: Chris Angel -- "Mr. October"; Ralph Arlych -- "Sean Now And Then"; Jeffrey Brown -- "Zoe"; Margaret Cho -- "Cherry"; Catherine Crouch -- "Butch Babes On Bikini Beach"; Andre Degas -- "The Kitchen"; Tina Defeliciantonio -- "Silent Voices"; Joshua Gibson -- "Two Rivers"; Jordana Glick-Franzheim -- "The Fish Burglars"; Noam Gonick -- "Grand Theft Canoe"; Robert Goodman -- "Gifts In The Mail"; Lisa Gossels -- "The Children Of Chabannes"; Sam Green -- "Revolution! The Story Of The Weather Underground"; Michelle Handelman -- "Sugar Baby"; Buzz Hays -- "Not Fade Away"; Hugo Heppell -- "Down To You"; Robert Hillmann -- "Do It Like You Know It"; Chris Hoover -- "Afraid Of Everything"; Ken Jacobson -- "The Battle Of The Sexes: Billie Jean King Vs. Bobby Riggs"; Chuck Jessen -- "The Vow"; Larry Kamerman -- "The Stingers";Susan Kaplan -- "From Little Acorns...Mightily Oak Trees Grow";Joel Katz -- "Johnny And Clyde"; Josh Kornbluth -- "Haiku Tunnel";Norman Kurtin -- "Heimzahlen (Getting Even)"; David Lancaster -- "Loving Jezebel"; Quentin Lee -- "In A Waveless City"; Mark Leonard -- "Warrior In Two Worlds"; Andrew Louca -- "Angels On The Roof";G Mac Brown -- "Committed"; Deborah Magocsi -- "Riggs Locks"; Sharon Mcgowan -- "Klee Wyck"; David Mcilwraith -- "Will Sergeant"; Richard Natale -- "Eisenhower's Cafe"; Ary Park -- "Secret Holiday"; David Paul -- "Cement"; Byron Pickett -- "The Buddha From Brooklyn"; Gerald Rafshoon -- "A Doll's House"; Shari Robertson -- "Asylum"; Edward Rosenstein -- "The Resurrection"; Phillip Roth Jonathan Goldstein -- "Teen Masochist"; Alicia Sams -- "Sunburn"; Lina Shanklin -- "The Divided Heart"; Lara Shapiro -- "Untitled"; Leslie Smith -- "In Her Sister's Lincoln"; Geeta Sondhi -- "Monarchies In Disarray At The End Of The Millennium"; Peter Stein -- "The Haight-Ashbury";Anna Stratton -- "Republic Of Love"; Anne Sundberg -- "In My Corner";Francesca Talenti -- "Snake Tails"; Cassius Titus -- "Esta Es Mi Vida (This Is My Life); Sarah Vogel -- "Delphine"; Gary Weimberg -- "The Double Life Of Ernesto Gomez-Gomez";Roger Weisberg -- "Life On The Mississippi"; Hilary Weisman -- "North, South, East, West";Yvonne Welbon -- "Sisters In Cinema"; David Wells -- "Scrabylon";Michael Williams -- "Ladies Of Llangollen"; Harrison Witt -- "Bar Belles: Diary Of A High School Powerlifter"; and David Zeiger -- "The Band".[For more information on IFFCON, visit their website at:www.iffcon.com]
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by Mark Rabinowitz




IFFCON (The Independent Film Financing Conference) has announced its
lineup for the 1998 edition, taking place from January 9-11 in San
Francisco. Now in its fifth year, IFFCON is a three day conference that
brings together filmmakers, buyers, financiers and sales agents to help
projects from North American producers become films. The conference’s
first day is open to the general public, but the Saturday and Sunday
sessions are open to invited conference participants, only.


Domestic companies set to attend this year’s conference include:
Miramax, New Line Cinema, October Films, Next Wave Films, Good Machine,
ITVS and First Look Pictures/Overseas Filmgroup. Foreign attendees will
include: Jacquie Lawrence from Britain’s Channel Four; Claus
Josten-ARTE; Andreas Lindenberg from Austria’s Vienna Film Financing
Fund
; and Carol Scotta & Caroline Benjo, producers of "Ma Vie En Rose"
from France.


60 projects have been accepted for the 1998 event, they are:

Chris Angel -- "Mr. October";

Ralph Arlych -- "Sean Now And Then";

Jeffrey Brown -- "Zoe";

Margaret Cho -- "Cherry";

Catherine Crouch -- "Butch Babes On Bikini Beach";

Andre Degas -- "The Kitchen";

Tina Defeliciantonio -- "Silent Voices";

Joshua Gibson -- "Two Rivers";

Jordana Glick-Franzheim -- "The Fish Burglars";

Noam Gonick -- "Grand Theft Canoe";

Robert Goodman -- "Gifts In The Mail";

Lisa Gossels -- "The Children Of Chabannes";

Sam Green -- "Revolution! The Story Of The Weather Underground";

Michelle Handelman -- "Sugar Baby";

Buzz Hays -- "Not Fade Away";

Hugo Heppell -- "Down To You";

Robert Hillmann -- "Do It Like You Know It";

Chris Hoover -- "Afraid Of Everything";

Ken Jacobson -- "The Battle Of The Sexes: Billie Jean King Vs. Bobby Riggs";

Chuck Jessen -- "The Vow";

Larry Kamerman -- "The Stingers";

Susan Kaplan -- "From Little Acorns...Mightily Oak Trees Grow";

Joel Katz -- "Johnny And Clyde";

Josh Kornbluth -- "Haiku Tunnel";

Norman Kurtin -- "Heimzahlen (Getting Even)";

David Lancaster -- "Loving Jezebel";

Quentin Lee -- "In A Waveless City";

Mark Leonard -- "Warrior In Two Worlds";

Andrew Louca -- "Angels On The Roof";

G Mac Brown -- "Committed";

Deborah Magocsi -- "Riggs Locks";

Sharon Mcgowan -- "Klee Wyck";

David Mcilwraith -- "Will Sergeant";

Richard Natale -- "Eisenhower's Cafe";

Ary Park -- "Secret Holiday";

David Paul -- "Cement";

Byron Pickett -- "The Buddha From Brooklyn";

Gerald Rafshoon -- "A Doll's House";

Shari Robertson -- "Asylum";

Edward Rosenstein -- "The Resurrection";

Phillip Roth Jonathan Goldstein -- "Teen Masochist";

Alicia Sams -- "Sunburn";

Lina Shanklin -- "The Divided Heart";

Lara Shapiro -- "Untitled";

Leslie Smith -- "In Her Sister's Lincoln";

Geeta Sondhi -- "Monarchies In Disarray At The End Of The Millennium";

Peter Stein -- "The Haight-Ashbury";

Anna Stratton -- "Republic Of Love";

Anne Sundberg -- "In My Corner";

Francesca Talenti -- "Snake Tails";

Cassius Titus -- "Esta Es Mi Vida (This Is My Life);

Sarah Vogel -- "Delphine";

Gary Weimberg -- "The Double Life Of Ernesto Gomez-Gomez";

Roger Weisberg -- "Life On The Mississippi";

Hilary Weisman -- "North, South, East, West";

Yvonne Welbon -- "Sisters In Cinema";

David Wells -- "Scrabylon";

Michael Williams -- "Ladies Of Llangollen";

Harrison Witt -- "Bar Belles: Diary Of A High School Powerlifter";

and David Zeiger -- "The Band".


[For more information on IFFCON, visit their website at:
www.iffcon.com]