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IFP Week 2005.1

IFP Week 2005.1

I’ve been in New York for the IFP Market, which has been rebranded “Independent Film Week” this year. It’s interesting to be here the week after the Toronto International Film Festival, especially because I feel like I’ve seen as many films as possible. But no, the IFP Market is a great reminder that there are many more films on the horizon. The mood is laid-back, but primarily because folks are likely exhuausted from Toronto. Here’s a look:

(Many attendees commented that the general self-promotion at the IFP Market has quieted down over the years, though here’s the occasional person like this. This “clown” is hanging out at The Angelika theater all day, promoting clown documentary-in-progress, License to Play.)

(Also at the Angelika watching films, here’s Nashville Film Festival head Brian Gordon, left, and the Florida Film Festival’s Matthew Curtis.)

(One of the more popular panels at the IFP Conference was “Taking Your Film to the Festivals.” Here are panelists – left to right – Erin Heidenreich from Cinetic Media, Micah Green formerly of Cinetic and soon to be CAA, independent film consultant Bob Hawk, and renowned indie film publicist Jeremy Walker.)

(The folks from SILVERDOCS hosted an intimate cocktail hour gathering at Botanica. Hanging out in the back room, here’s Laura McDonald from Washington Square Films, complete with her coincidentally-carried SXSW 2004 big bag. Amy King, center, and Mary Kerr, right, of the SILVERDOCS festival hang tight.)

(In honor of her 30th birthday, Wellspring’s Marisa Keselica invited a bunch of film folks to The Whiskey Ward. Marisa, foreground, strikes a pose with her Wellspring crew – left to right – Rob Williams, Kim Rubin, Marie Therese Guirgis, and Dan Goldberg. It was a fun event, full of a glam-rock jukebox and billiards.)

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