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    DAILY NEWS: NY Film Fest Concludes; AFF Fest Plans

    DAILY NEWS: NY Film Fest Concludes; AFF Fest Plansby Eugene Hernandez and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> New York Fest Closing With Grand Marnier Fellowships

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    DAILY NEWS: New This Week: Fall's Indie Rush Begins

    DAILY NEWS: New This Week: Fall's Indie Rush Beginsby Anthony Kaufman(indieWIRE/10.10.01) -- This week's independent field is cluttered withnew releases, from avant-garde and documentary, to auteurist and Indiewood.You want challenging French art film, you got it. You want American indiemusical, you got that, too. Within the crowded slate of new films, lessthan half are from studio-financed specialty outfits. The rest comes froma hodgepodge of self-distributed pictures, new indie distribs, and arthousestandbys like Artistic License -- many of whom pushed back dates afterSept. 11 and finally hit theaters this week.A company like Artistic faces...

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    NYFF 2001: Entertainment, Politics and Movies that Matter

    NYFF 2001: Entertainment, Politics and Movies that Matterby Farrin Jacobs(indieWIRE/10.09.01) -- Although the "Making Movies That Matter" panelat this year's New York Film Festival was conceived of long before theevents of September 11, the attacks and their aftermath were front andcenter, informing every question, answer, and conflict at the event onSaturday morning. Coming nearly a month after the tragic events -- andjust a day before the U.S. officially began its large-scale strike --the panel brought together a lively mix of filmmakers, executives andcultural critics. With the likes of Christopher Hitchens and Oliver Stonein the house, i...

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    IFP MARKET 2001: Docs, Politics and Other Films, After Sept. 11th

    IFP MARKET 2001: Docs, Politics and Other Films, After Sept. 11thby Eugene Hernandez/indieWIREAlthough it's been business as usual at the market, the events of the11th of September have cast their shadow deep into the mindsets of bothfilmmakers and buyers. Wednesday's panel "Docs in the InternationalMarketplace -- What Sells?" brought this home. While acquisitionsexecutives and commission editors are also struggling to come toterms with appropriate material to buy or commission, execs from theBBC, Canal+, Arte, ITVS, Denmark's TV2, The Passionate Eye, and distributor Films Transit tried to answer a few questions.The BBC's Nick Fraser unveile...

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    DAILY NEWS: Iranian Cinema in the Spotlight; Hamptons 2001 Lineup

    DAILY NEWS: Iranian Cinema in the Spotlight; Hamptons 2001 Lineupby Brian Brooks and Maud Kersnowski/indieWIRE>> Iranian Cinema: At a Crossroads After September 11th?

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    DAILY NEWS: IFP Report and New This Week

    DAILY NEWS: IFP Report and New This Weekby Anthony Kaufman/indieWIRE with a report from Paul Power>> IFP MARKET 2001: Docs in the Spotlight as Market Opens

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    DAILY NEWS: Words of Determination at IFP's Market and Awards

    DAILY NEWS: Words of Determination at IFP's Market and Awardsby Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE>> 39th NYFF Kicks Off Tonight with "Va Savoir"(indieWIRE/10.02.01) -- If New York's loosely-defined filmmaking communityneeded a catalyst, it probably came yesterday as the IFP Market kicked offin earnest during the day and the annual IFP Gotham Awards drew celebritiesand honorees last night. However, if cocktail conversation is any indication, it will still certainly take filmmakers and others time to adjust to life after September 11th.The tragedy of the recent terrorist attacks remained a primary topic ofconversation for many at the Gotham Awards, a...

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    DAILY NEWS: NYFF Opening; $5 Million Benefit; Pipedream Nominees

    DAILY NEWS: NYFF Opening; $5 Million Benefit; Pipedream Nomineesby Eugene Hernandez, Anthony Kaufman and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> 39th NYFF Kicks Off Tonight with "Va Savoir"(indieWIRE/09.28.01) -- While Broadway struggles to regain its former Gothamglitter, just about 20 blocks up the avenue, Lincoln Center will be the talkof the town tonight (Friday) as it hosts the 39th New York Film Festival.French director Jacques Rivette's "Va Savoir" opens the 17-day internationalevent, which arguably assembles the best films from the past year's festivalcalendar, from Sundance ("Waking Life") to Berlin ("Italian for Beginners"), Cannes ("Mulholland ...

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    DAILY NEWS: Screening Room Returns, Academy Donation

    DAILY NEWS: Screening Room Returns, Academy Donationby Anthony Kaufman/indieWIRE>> Screening Room Returns in TriBeCa(indieWIRE/09.27.01) -- After a more than two-week shutdown following thetragedy at the World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan, The Screening Room is re-opening. Henry Hershkowitz of the popular restaurant/bar andtheatrical venue told indieWIRE that his site was set to re-open last night (Wednesday) with screenings back on track."It has been a very difficult time (emotionally and financially) for ourstaff and a very serious financial blow to our business," Hershkowitz saidyesterday in an email message to friends. His comment...

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    PRODUCTION: Art as Catharsis; NYC Filmmakers Take to The Streets on Sept. 11

    PRODUCTION: Art as Catharsis; NYC Filmmakers Take to The Streets on Sept. 11by Anthony Kaufman/indieWIRE(indieWIRE/ 09.27.01) -- New York City is home to hundreds, maybe thousands, of professional and would-be filmmakers, so it comes as no surprise that the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were captured on cameras, from all angles and every neighborhood. Documentarians, media artists and just about anyone with a digital video camera suddenly found themselves amidst the biggest story of their lives, taking to the rooftops and the streets to catch the action. indieWIRE talked to a sampling of people who grabbed their cameras on Sept. 11 and the days ...

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