Proving that smart movie publications can make lists too, Filmmaker Magazine just posted the 10th annual list of 25 New Faces of Independent Film in their Summer 2008 issue, which is online now and will hit newsstands at the end of the month.
In the official press release, Filmmaker editor in chief Scott Macaulay says:
“The people on Filmmaker’s 25 New Faces list are not only innovators we believe will be impacting tomorrow’s film scene, but they’re also artists engaged in a vital re-think of what it means to be independent today. Crisscrossing from short-form work into features, from docs to fiction and from the web to theaters, they are creating careers as original as their films.”
Two standouts on this year’s list are Barry Jenkins who directed the terrific Medicine for Melancholy, Josh Safdie who directed the not-so-terrific The Pleasure of Being Robbed and Jennifer Phang who directed the as-yet-unseen by me Half-Life. If I told you I recognized any of the others, I would be lying to you.
Previous listees include filmmakers Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow), Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden (Half Nelson), Miranda July (Me and You and Everyone We Know) and actors Ryan Gosling, Ellen Page, Olivia Thirlby, Peter Sarsgaard and Hilary Swank.
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