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IFP & FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER UNVEIL EMERGING VISIONS

The IFP and the Film Society of Lincoln Center have announced a collaborative program to take place during this year’s New York Film Festival called Emerging Visions.

According to the press release, Emerging Visions will take place Oct. 3 at Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center with 25 emerging filmmaking talents attending with a documentary or narrative feature that has been selected from IFP and the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s talent pool. They will be paired with an established director or producer who will mentor them through the current filmmaking landscape, offering guidance and connections to filmmakers on both their current projects and careers. Each filmmaker will receive mentorship and year round support from both organizations through annual memberships and participation in panels and events. The program will also include a live pitching session featuring panelists Christine Vachon (producer, Killer Digital), John Sloss (principal, Cinetic Media), Lucy Stille (agent, Paradigm) and Dan Cogan (co-founder, Impact Partners) who will give feedback to participants on how to diversify, magnify and sustain their work and the career they are building.

Mentors include Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills), Shari Springer Berman (American Splendor), Lisa Cortes (exec prod., Precious), Jon Kilik (prod. Babel), Brian Koppelman (writer, Ocean’s Thirteen), Barbara Kopple (American Dream), Ellen Kuras (The Betrayal: Narakhoon), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Jack Goes Boating), Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity), Julia Loktev (The Loneliest Planet), Alex Orlovsky (prod. Blue Valentine) and Laura Poitras (The Oath).

The 25 emerging filmmakers selected and their latest projects for the 2011 Emerging Visions program include –

Suha Araj, KHASRA
Kate Barker, SONG ONE
Nick Bentgen, NORTHERN LIGHT
Adam Bowers, WE’RE A WASTELAND
Alrick Brown, TREBLE
Jenny Deller, FUTURE WEATHER
Holly Elson, THE VIKING OF SIXTH AVENUE
Sasha Friedlander, WHERE HEAVEN MEETS HELL
Zachary Heinzerling, CUTIE AND THE BOXER
Thomas Hyungkyun Kim, THE SINGING ROAD
Mark Kendall, LA CAMIONETA (LIFE AND DEATH OF THE ROAD)
Ryan Koo, MAN CHILD
Adam Leon, GIMME THE LOOT
David Lowery, AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS
Danielle Lurie, FORTUNATE SONS
Will McCord, CASUAL ENCOUNTERS
Rola Nashef, DETROIT UNLEADED
Ryan O’Nan, THE BROOKLYN BROTHERS BEAT THE BEST
Lanre Olabisi, HIGHWAY TO NOWHERE
Jack Riccobono, THE SEVENTH FIRE
Gillian Robespierre, OBVIOUS CHILD
Tim Sutton, PAVILLION
Kimi Takesue, THE WATER RISES
Avi Zev Weider, WELCOME TO THE MACHINE
Lauren Wolkstein,CIGARETTE CANDY

Emerging Visions is made possible through the Royal Bank of Canada and its RBC Emerging Artists Project.

Learn more about Emerging Visions by going to ifp.org and filmlinc.com.

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