February 14, 2008

fast track program in la


Film Independent is now accepting applications for its 2008 Fast Track program, a film financing market that runs during the Los Angeles Film Festival. The deadline for submissions to the program is 31 March, 2008 (postmarked). The program is sponsored by Kodak.This year Film Independent is greatly expanding what we offer to the filmmakers chosen for the program. In past years, Fast Track was restricted to alumni of the Los Angeles Film Festival and graduates of Film Independent's Talent Development Programs. Selected filmmakers received a pass to the festival and one day of industry meetings. The program is now open to all filmmakers with strong feature projects, both narrative and documentary, national and international, seeking their financing. Applicants do not need to be alumni of the Los Angeles Film Festival nor graduates of our Talent Development Programs.The filmmakers chosen for the 2008 Fast Track program will receive:

three days of intensive, high-level industry meetings taking place during the Festival

an Industry pass to the 2008 Los Angeles Film Festival

a pass to Film Independent's 2008 Financing Conference, running in June 2008

a pass to Film Independent's Filmmaker Forum, which runs in the fall of 2008

complimentary membership in Film Independent

year-round support from Film Independent.

Previous Fast Track projects include Courtney Hunt's Frozen River, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival; Sterlin Harjo's Spirit Award nominated Four Sheets to the Wind; Jennifer Westfeldt's Ira and Abby; Jessica Sanders' award- winning documentary After Innocence; Chris Chan Lee's Undoing, currently in theatrical release; Dana Jackson's Park; and Scott Prendergast's feature Kabluey, which had its world premiere at the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival.

For the application and additional information, go to http://www.filmindependent.org/index.php/talent_devel opment/fasttrack or contact FilmmakerLabs@filmindependent.org

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