Feature Film Program Hits the Road

Feature Film Program (FFP) supported projects and alumni are out in full force in this fall's festivals and markets. Look for them at a festival near you!

At the Toronto International Film Festival, two FFP supported projects had their World Premieres:

  • Look, Stranger by Arielle Javitch
  • Peep Worldwritten by Peter Himmelstein and directed by Barry Blaustein.

FFP Alumni showing their new films in the festival included Darren Aronofsky with Black Swan, John Cameron Mitchell with Rabbit Hole, and Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck with It's Kind of a Funny Story. Sundance/NHK Award Winner Andrucha Waddington showed his latest Lope, and Advisor and Alum Gregg Araki was there with Kaboom.

At the San Sebastian Film Festival FFP Lab project Addicted to Love by Liu Hao has its World Premiere in competition. In Horizontes Latinos are FFP Lab project Agua Fria de Mar by Paz Fabrega and Sundance/NHK Award winning project La Mirada Invisible by Diego Lerman, which premiered in Cannes Director's Fortnight last May.

HI-SO by Aditya Assarat

At the Pusan International Film Festival FFP Lab project HI-SO by Aditya Assarat will have its World Premiere in competition. Included in the official selection are Addicted to Love by Liu Hao and Son of Babylon by Mohamed Al-Daradji, along with FFP-supported Three Backyards by Alum Eric Mendelsohn.

Addicted to Love by Liu Hao

FFP Lab projects at the No Borders International Co-Production Market during Independent Film Week in New York are:

  • Bluebird produced by Kyle Martin, written and to be directed by Lance Edmands.
  • Canary produced by Craig Zobel and Sophia Lin, written and to be directed by Craig Zobel.
  • Fill the Void produced by Assaf Amir, written and to be directed by Rama Burshtein.
  • Mr. Crumpacker and the Man From the Letter produced by Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Emily Ziff and executive produced by Sara Murphy, written and to be directed by Kazuo Ohno, with Phillip Seymour Hoffman attached.
  • Nobody Walks produced by Alicia Van Couvering and Warren Fischer, written by Ry Russo-Young and Lena Dunham, and to be directed by Ry Russo-Young.
  • The Ruined Cast produced by John Cameron Mitchell and Howard Gertler, written and to be directed by Dash Shaw.
  • The West Memphis Three produced by Jennifer Cochis, written and to be directed by Lee Toland Krieger.

The Feature Film Program is also a Partner in the Fabbrica dei Progetti / New Cinema Network (NCN) co-production market of the International Rome Film Festival. The FFP projects participating in the NCN are Cockeyed by Ryan Knighton, Farming by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, A Birder's Guide to Everything by Rob Meyer, and Zeroes and Ones by Avi Weider.

FFP and Jordan Lab project Shelter by Kasem Kharsa, along with Jordan Lab projects Dama Scenes by Rana Kazkaz and The Kidnap by Dima Hamdan are finalists for the 2010 Shasha Grant, $100,000 in development funds, to be announced at the Circle Conference of the Abu Dhabi International Film Festival. Last year's Shasha Grant winner was FFP and Jordan Lab Fellow Haifaa Al-Mansour with Wajda.

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