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Filmmakers of Tomorrow Event Showcases 13 Films

3 Jul, 2002 By: Hive News

The “Filmmakers Of Tomorrow” festival will make a strong sophomore showing with 13 independent films selected by a a jury of video industry retailers, distributors and independent filmmakers, the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) has announced.

The featured titles were selected as most likely to rent or sell in a video store from submissions responding to an open call for independent films seeking distribution. The director and/or producer of each selected film will in attend and contact information and sell-sheets will be made available for each title.

The festival provides filmmakers an opportunity to expose their movies directly to the video retailers, distributors and studios comprising the $19 billion home video industry as well as networking opportunities and special sessions.

The showcase will run during Home Entertainment 2002, Presented By VSDA – July 16 to 18 at the Rio Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, where a special viewing library room with separate kiosks will be set up for retail, distribution and studio representatives to view the selections at their leisure. The library will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. all three days of the show.

The films selected for showcasing are American Hot Rod, directed by John Stefanic; Backwoods To Brooklyn, written, produced, and directed by Jim Swaffield; Bald, by writer, director, and producer Vince Mola; Bittersweet Lies, written, directed, produced, and edited by Kirk Bowman; Boom – The Sound Of Eviction, codirected by Francine Cavanaugh and Adam Wood and produced by A. Mark Liiv; The Champaign Club, written, directed, and produced by Joao Machado; Cow Monkey, produced by Gabe Weisert, Dead Line, written and directed by Richard Mauro and produced by Matt Suchomski; Farm Country Ahead, written and directed by Fred Levine and co-produced by Lisa Levine; Foreign Correspondence, written and directed by Mark Tapio Kines and produced by Julie Stemock; Maya, directed by Digvijay Singh and produced by Emmanuel Pappas; Shooting Blanks, written, directed, and produced by Davor Dirlic; and The Young Unknowns, written, directed, and produced by Catherine Jelski.

Those interested in registering for the show may do so online via the Internet at www.homeentertainment2002.com or through vsda.org or by calling (888) 778-8892.

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