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Sunday, August 3, 2008

2007 Screenplay Competition Alum At IFP Independent Fim Week

From Avi Zev Weider, 2007 Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition Finalist. His script Zeroes and Ones was one of the scripts chosen for our inaugural competition.
Dear Friends,

I’m doubly happy to announce that both my narrative feature project ZEROES AND ONES WELCOME TO THE MACHINE have been accepted to the upcoming IFP Independent Film Week (formerly the IFP Market), being held September 14-19, 2008. Roughly 18% of submitted projects are accepted to this exciting event.

ZEROES AND ONES, which at last year’s IFP MARKET won both the Emerging Narratives Screenplay Award and a Panasonic Digital Filmmaking Grand Prize, has been accepted into the No Borders section of this year’s market. No Borders is the only co-production market in the U.S. for narrative projects. Program partners include established funding bodies and support organizations, with which we will meet and introduce the project. Recent successful No Borders projects include: Courtney Hunt’s Frozen River, Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden’s Half Nelson, Joshua Marston’s Maria Full of Grace and Miranda July’s Me and You and Everyone We Know.

WELCOME TO THE MACHINE, which was recently awarded a finishing funds grant from the Experimental Television Center, will be attending the market in the Spotlight on Documentaries section. This section features works-in-progress projects intended to be feature length films. I will be pitching the film to industry attendees and meeting one-on-one with interested funders and buyers. Recent successful projects in this section include: Cynthia Wade’s Freeheld, Aaron Woolf’s King Corn, Kazuhiro Soda’s Campaign, Marilyn Agrelo and Amy Sewell’s Mad Hot Ballroom and Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg’s The Trials of Darryl Hunt.

A website featuring clips and information for this project is being built now and will be launched shortly.

I’m looking forward to a very busy week in September!

All good thoughts,

Congratulations to Avi. As you can see he's in great company. In fact, Me and You and Everyone We Know was our closing film at the 2005 fest. Hopefully we'll see Avi return to the A with a completed film.

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