The 25th annual IFP Marketwill run in Manhattan from Sept 21-26, featuring more than 200 screenings inthe Emerging Narrative and Spotlight on Documentaries sections and the NoBorders International Co-Production Market.
The event opens with apresentation of Wonderland, JamesCox's account of the fall of porn star John Holmes starring Val Kilmer, andcloses with an awards ceremony hosted by Rosie Perez and Monster's Ball producer Lee Daniels.
The No Borders Programmecloses with a screening of Jean Dominique's comedy La Grande Seduction.
A series of panels will runthroughout the six days, covering a range of subjects from US-UK co-productionsand digital film-making to marketing documentaries and filming true-life stories.
Emerging Narrativescreenings include rough cuts of Kim Roberts and Eli Despres' account of a tripby teenage girls to a remote mountain lodge in Wilderness Survival For Girls and Benno Schoberth's improvised tale of destituteNew York children in Shelter.
The Spotlight OnDocumentaries Section and No Borders International Co-Production Marketincludes Judith Helfland and Daniel Gold's essay on global warming and StanleyNelson's A Place Of Our Own,about a summer community at Martha's Vineyard.
A strong presence byinternational buyers is expected to include Alliance Atlantis, Paris-based WildBunch, Italy's Lady Film, the UK-based Ingenious Media, IFC, Palm Pictures,Miramax and Lions Gate.
"This year's IFP Marketpromises to be the most exciting and illustrious ever," Michelle Byrd,executive director of IFP/New York, which stages the event, said in astatement.
"In terms of buildingbridges between emerging talent and the film industry, there is no otherplatform quite like the market. And, as always, we are extremely proud of ourethnic, cultural, and gender diversity."