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Flyover Zone Short Film Fest Highlights Films Outside The Hollywood Circle

* Friday, November 17 Sunday, November 19, 2000. Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

The Independent Film Project/Midwest is holding their ninth annual conference to highlight independent filmmaking in the Midwest region of the United States. On Saturday, the conference will hold E-Cinema Expo, which will be devoted to DV, HD and Internet-based filmmaking. On Saturday evening, The Flyover Zone Film Festival will showcase short subjects created by IFP/Midwest members or in the "Flyover Zone" (i.e. the Midwest). During the festival, the IFP/Midwest will announce the recipient of this years Independent Production Fund grant. Annually, IFP/Midwest takes submissions for a new film project from members and the winner receives US$40,000 to help in the production of the short film. The conference will feature independent feature premieres and various panel discussions. For more information contact IFP/Midwest at: 33 E. Congress, Suite 505, Chicago, Illinois 60605, U.S.A.; Tel.: (312) 435-1825; Fax: (312) 435-1828; E-mail:; or Web:

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