Success In '97 Will Send IFP Back to Berlin
After a successful debut at the European Film Market last February, the
Independent Feature Project (IFP) announced yesterday that it will return
to the Berlin based market in 1998. Ten films will be selected for
promotion at a curated sidebar of the European Market which coincides with
the Berlin International Film Festival running February 11-22.
The sidebar, titled AIM: American Independents at the Market, will promote
the selected films to European buyers. In addition to the promotion, each
of the selected films receive a complimentary Market screening, and a
travel stipend for the filmmaker to attend the event in Berlin.
Last year's films included John O'Hagan's "Wonderland", now in release by Fox
Lorber, and Macky Alston's "Family Name" which is being distributed by Strand.
The ten films will be chosen by a jury comprised of representatives from
the IFP, the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers, the Film
Society of Lincoln Center, and New York Foundation of the Arts. The
application deadline is November 28th.
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