The IFP Market has been a launching pad for some big independent films over the years such as “Blood Simple,” “Clerks,” “The Brothers McMullen,” “Reservoir Dogs,” “Roger and Me,” “Slacker” and “Welcome to the Dollhouse.” A portion of the films that screen here tend to find their way into Sundance or one of the many other film festivals across the nation. The event is a market and not a festival, which means that it is closed to the general public. Most of the attendees are film festival programmers, acquisition executives, production companies, film service companies, participating filmmakers or market volunteers. It costs a pretty penny to be able to enjoy all of the perks and films at the market. I decided to attain one of the few press passes so that I could check out this mysterious event and see if it would be worth the money to participate the future. Make the decision for yourself as you read our coverage of the 23rd Annual IFP Market.
Get the full report on the market in our feature story IFP MARKET 2001: WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE FILMMAKER NOW?
Get the stories behind the pictures in part one IFP MARKET PHOTO DIARY 2001: DOCUMENTARIES>>>
Posted on October 13, 2001 in Festivals by Kent Bye
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