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IFP Project Forum Focuses On Projects In Development

Written by: FFT Webmaster | September 19th, 2011

The 33rd edition of Independent Film Week, presented by the independent filmmaker association IFP, is in full swing this week at its new home at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center. For its Project Forum, where independent filmmakers have a chance to present their in-progress projects and connect with industry representatives, the organization has announced more than 150 projects. All projects showcased in the Project Forum are features and documentaries ranging from films in development, or the early stages of production, to those nearing completion.  Narrative program highlights include new projects from such established independent producers as Jeff Kusama-Hinte (The Kids Are Alright), Darren Goldberg & Chris Marsh (The Art of Getting By (formerly Homework), Paul Hall (Why Do Fools Fall In Love?), Ben Howe (Return), Katie Mustard (Restless City), Heather Rae (Frozen River), Eran Riklis (Lemon Tree), Ron Simons (Gun Hill Road), Derrick Tseng (Life During Wartime), and executive producers Christine Vachon (Mildred Pierce), Jan Chapman (Bright Star), and Diane Nabatoff (The Proposition). Noted directors with new documentary projects include Judith Ehrlich (The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers), Ramona Diaz (Imelda), Caveh Zahedi (I Am a Sex Addict), Catherine Tambini & Carlos Sandoval (Farmingville), Susan Froemke (Lalee’s Kin), Daniel Anker (Scottsboro: An American Tragedy), Sam Pollard (Eyes on the Prize), Peter Gilbert (At the Death House Door), Rebecca Richman Cohen (War Don Don), Madeleine Sackler (The Lottery), Hilla Medalia (To Die in Jerusalem), Jessica Oreck (Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo), Nicole Opper (Off and Running), Ian Cheney (The Greening of Southie), and Matt Wolf (Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell). For more information on the Independent Film Week, visit:


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