Benno Schoberth headed up aroster of six emerging film-makers honoured at the 2003 IFP/New York MarketAwards on Sept 25, winning the work-in-progress completion award in theemerging narrative category for the inner-city drama Shelter.
The Screenplay Award went toTanya Steele for The Parachute Factory, the story of two teenagers on the run after they commit a murder.
Annemarie Jacir took shortfilm honours for Like Twenty Impossibles, about a group of Palestinian artists who try to defy militaryoccupation to reach Jerusalem.
The documentary completionaward was presented to Gretchen Berland and Mike Majoros for Rolling, a work-in-progress about three wheelchair-boundpeople and their struggle for independence.
The Gordon Parks Awards forEmerging African-American Film-makers went to Alison McDonald for the cultureclash comedy Headshrinker, andSeith Mann for the relationship drama Five Deep Breaths.
"This year's IFP/New YorkMarket Award winners are emblematic of the calibre of exciting talent, energyand vision shown by all the film-makers participating in our 25th annual marketweek," Michele Byrd, IFP/New York executive director, said in a statement.
"This has been our mostsuccessful year ever and we're very much looking forward to the successes ofour next quarter century."
The closing night eventmarked the end of this year's 25th annual instalment, which staged screenings,seminars, panels and social events.