“LOVELY & AMAZING” BEATS THE “GREEK” IN IFP INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS

Also announced were the finalists for the Motorola Producers Award, the Turning Leaf Coastal Reserve Someone to Watch Award, and the DIRECTV / IFC Truer Than Fiction Award.
The 9th annual Turning Leaf Coastal Reserve Someone to Watch Award recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition. The award includes a $20,000 unrestricted grant, funded by Turning Leaf Coastal Reserve Vineyards, to help the winning filmmaker pursue his or her craft. Finalists for the 2003 Turning Leaf Coastal Reserve Someone to Watch Award are:
Eric Eason, director of Manito ^ Eitan Gorlin, director of “The Holy Land” ^ Przemyslaw Reut, director of Paradox Lake
The 7th annual DIRECTV / IFC Truer Than Fiction Award is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features: a filmmaker of unique vision and talent who has not yet received significant attention. The award is accompanied by a $20,000 unrestricted grant, funded by DIRECTV and the Independent Film Channel. The Finalists for the 2003 DIRECTV / IFC Truer Than Fiction Award are:
Jeff Blitz for Spellbound ^ Jennifer Dworkin for “Love & Diane” ^ Eugene Jarecki for “The Trials of Henry Kissinger” ^ Mark Moskowitz for Stone Reader
The 6th annual Motorola Producers Award honors filmmakers who, despite highly limited resources, demonstrate the creativity, tenacity, and vision required to produce quality independent films. The winner of the Motorola Producers Award will receive an unrestricted grant of $20,000 funded by Motorola. The Finalists for the 2003 Motorola Producers Award are:
Effie T. Brown, producer of Real Women Have Curves and Stranger Inside ^ Jesse Scolaro and Allen Bain, producers of Manito and “Cry Funny Happy” ^ Eden H. Wurmfeld, producer of Kissing Jessica Stein and Fanci’s Persuasion
For more information, visit the IFP website.




Posted on December 12, 2002 in Festivals by
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