Thursday, October 4th, 2012
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, Lincoln Center
During the 50th annual New York Film Festival, IFP and Film Society of Lincoln Center will partner on the second annual Emerging Visions program. The goal of the day-long event is to introduce 12 emerging filmmakers to a solid peer network and directly support their creative processes. In addition, all will gain private mentorship from top directors and producers in the field, who will offer advice, guidance and connections to filmmakers on both their current projects and their careers.
The Emerging Visions program has helped launch filmmakers’ careers and shine a light on their projects. Fellows from the inaugural program are working on a number of exciting things, from further developing their projects to attending workshops and festivals worldwide. In 2012, Suha Araj was invited to participate in the Berlinale Talent Campus with her feature script Kharsa, currently in development. A number of the 2011 Fellows had festival premieres in 2012, including Jenny Deller (Tribeca), Mark Kendall (South By Southwest, LA Film Festival, Cannes), Avi Zev Weider (South by Southwest, Hot Docs), Adam Leon (South by Southwest, Cannes) and Tim Sutton (South by Southwest, BAM Cinemafest, Munich). Tim Sutton’s feature debut Pavilion is being distributed by Factory 25. Ryan O’Nan’s feature debut Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival and is being distributed by Oscilloscope Pictures. David Lowery’s Ain’t Them Bodies Saints is currently in post-production with actors Rooney Mara, Ben Foster, and Casey Affleck.. And Adam Bowers, winner of the 2011 RBC Emerging Filmmaker Competition, is currently developing his feature script We’re A Wasteland with Brillstein Entertainment Partners’ Brad Petrigala.
IFP and the Film Society of Lincoln Center are thrilled to partner on the Emerging Visions program, made possible by the Royal Bank of Canada and its RBC Emerging Artists Project. It is through these significant collaborations that we are able to continue the important work of providing mentorship, aid, and guidance to independent filmmakers, furthermore giving a platform to artists whose voices may not otherwise be heard. We are proud to provide this one-of-a kind program that encourages the cultivation and sustainability of visionary talents and strongly upholds our shared mission of supporting emerging artists. Emerging Visions reflects another of IFP and the Film Society’s many efforts in helping emerging filmmakers sustain and enhance their careers. We hope the information provided and the relationships cultivated will last long after the day is over.