Bruce Dern is among the Fellows and their projects selected by Film Independent for its 6th annual Fast Track film financing initiative.

Fast Track connects participants with financiers, production companies and industry professionals during the Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF), which takes place from June 19 - 29.

Film Independent also announced that the inaugural HBO Documentary Film/Film Independent Fellowship and a $10,000 production grant will go to Christian Bruno, who is currently directing the documentary Strand: A Natural History Of The Cinema.

The fellows selected for the 2008 Fast Track programme will each receive access to film-makers and industry executives during LAFF. This year's Fellows and their projects are:

Monique Caulfield (producer) Basmati Blues;

Rob Devor (writer-director) and Scott Macaulay (producer) Dynasty;

Clement Virgo (writer-director) and Damon D'Oliveira (producer) Enter The Cipher;

Bruce Dern (director) and Wendy Guerrero (producer) Hart's Location;

Andrea Janakas (director, and Pavlina Hatoupis, producer) Late Winter;

Bridget Bedard (writer-director) of Operation June Black;

James Ponsoldt (writer-director) and Richard Bever (producer) Refresh, Refresh;

Stephane Gauger (writer-director) Simon And The Stranger;

Christian Bruno (writer-director) and Abigail Severance (director-co-writer) Strand: A Natural History Of Cinema;