The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) announced details of a unique collaborative program entitled “Emerging Visions,” which ran concurrent to the New York Film Festival. Emerging Visions is made possible through significant support from the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and its RBC Emerging Artists Project.
The event introduced 25 emerging filmmaking talents to some of the most prolific directors and producers in the industry today. One of the emerging filmmakers is Mark Kendall whose film LA CAMIONETA–The Journey of One American School Bus won the IMTF 2010 student prize. His mentor is Marshall Curry.
The event provided opportunities to fresh faces in independent film not only to make their entrance into the industry, but also to gain knowledge from relevant and influential filmmakers. Each filmmaker will receive mentorship and year round support from both organizations through annual memberships and participation in panels and events. Each of the 25 emerging directors and writers will be paired with an established director or producer who will mentor them through the current filmmaking landscape, offering guidance and connections to filmmakers on both their current projects and careers.