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IFP, Film Society Announce Emerging Visions Selections (Alrick Brown, Lanre Olabisi Make The Cut)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act September 13, 2011 at 11:43AM

Congrats to Alrick brown and Lanre Olabisi who both have projects selected for a collaborative program between The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), called Emerging Visions.
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Congrats to Alrick brown and Lanre Olabisi who both have projects selected for a collaborative program between The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), called Emerging Visions.

Scheduled to run concurrently with the New York Film Festival, the daylong Emerging Visions event, taking place on Monday, October 3rd at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s new Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, will introduce 25 emerging filmmaking talents to some of the most prolific directors and producers in the industry today.

The list includes Lisa Cortes (exec prod., Precious); Jon Kilik (long-time Spike Lee producer); Brian Koppelman (writer, Ocean’s Thirteen); actor Philip Seymour Hoffman; Doug Liman (dir. The Bourne Identity); Shari Springer Berman (dir. American Splendor); Alex Orlovsky (prod. Blue Valentine); and a few others.

Here's the rest of the story...

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and IFP will work together to present an event that provides opportunities to fresh faces in independent film not only to make their entrance into the industry, but also to gain knowledge from relevant and influential filmmakers. Each filmmaker will receive mentorship and year round support from both organizations through annual memberships and participation in panels and events. Each of the 25 emerging directors and writers 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. Advising will take place in the form of one-to-one meetings, workshops, and case studies. 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 that they are building.

“We’re thrilled to provide this unique mentorship opportunity to a group of incredibly hardworking, talented, and visionary emerging artists,” said Joana Vicente, Executive Director, IFP, and Rose Kuo, Executive Director, Film Society of Lincoln Center. “These filmmakers will receive special attention from a diverse group of industry professionals. They will be gaining hands-on knowledge from seasoned experts and advice on how to sustain their careers and navigate today's ever-changing world of filmmaking.”

Each participant will be attending with a documentary or narrative feature and has been selected from IFP and the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s talent pool of emerging filmmakers. These filmmakers include both emerging directors with features currently on the independent film scene such as Adam Bowers (New Low), Alrick Brown (Kinyarwanda), David Lowery (St. Nick),Ryan O’Nan(The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best), Lanre Olabisi (August the First), as well as talented shorts directors making their feature debuts such as Jack Riccobono(Killer)and Lauren Wolkstein (Cigarette Candy). The organizations hope that Emerging Visions’ intimate forum will act as an incubator and launching pad for these filmmakers’ careers, igniting relationships that they will be able to maintain far beyond the close of the day.

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

Again, congrats to all. If you recall, both Alrick and Lanre were also IFP 2011 Project Forum showcase selections. We'll certainly be watching for what's to come.


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