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IFP Unveils Finalists For Market Honors

Five awards will be given out this week at the IFP Market which will kick off Monday in Manhattan. Winning films will receive sizable cash and in-kind prizes at this Thursday's lunchtime ceremony, with award values exceeding more than $50,000. In announcing this year's nominees, IFP Market organizers noted that the event acts as a talent showcase aimed at aiding in the development of new independent work. The complete list of nominees follows... [Eugene Hernandez]
Gordon Parks Award for an Emerging African American Filmmaker - Directing
($5,000 - supported by a grant from Artists Public Domain)
- Edford Banuel for "A Message from Pops"
- Yvonne Kenney for "A Place Like This"
- Nicole Franklin for "Gershwin, Norway and the Artists' Libido: A Dialogue with Anne Brown"
- Christine Turner for "Rubber Soles"
- Andrea Chia & Jerry Henry for "Something Other Than Other"

Gordon Parks Award for an Emerging African American Filmmaker - Screenwriting
($5,000 - supported by a grant from Artists Public Domain)
- Johnalynn Holland for "B Girls and Ballet Dreams"
- Desmond Hall for "Frankie"
- Michael Bandy & Eric Stein for "Lemonade"
- Garret Williams for "Lost Dog"
- Christienne Best & Michael Compton for "Rudy Tooty"
- Anslem Richardson for "The Subway Story"
- Kimberly Brinson & Cynthia Troyer for "The Fence"

Screenwriting Award
($5,000 - supported by a grant from Artists Public Domain)
- Tamar Halpern for "Ezzy Fish"
- James Morrison for "Far Across Yonder"
- Courtney Hunt for "Frozen River"
- Garret Williams for "Lost Dog"
- Tamara Hernandez for "Peppermint Clouds"
- Afia Nathaniel for "Neither the Veil, Nor the Four Walls"

Short Film Award
($5,000 - supported by a grant from Artists Public Domain)
- Sameh Zoabi for "Be Quiet"
- Aileen McCormack for "Carla Cope"
- Marc Lesser for "Cuando la Luna esta Llena"
- Levan Koguashvili for "The Debt"
- Lance Edmands for "Vacationland"

Documentary Completion Award for a Documentary Work-in-Progress
($31,500 in goods and services)
- Steven Bognar & Julia Reichert for "A Lion in the House"
- David Becker for "New Beginnings"
- Marlo Poras for "The Candidate"
- Scott Hamilton Kennedy for "Tierra Y Libertad"
- Bill Brown for "The Other Side"

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