September 18, 1998

The first day of the Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) basically consisted of registration, an opening ceremony and a party--the screenings and seminars don't start until tomorrow.  Still, I'm already starting to wonder if this event is going to be as social an experience as I expected-- I didn't see a soul I knew all day, and I barely met anyone.  Unfortunately, I spent the whole day recoiling from the sales-convention atmosphere instead of encouraging my outgoing side.  Tomorrow the action moves to the main locations (the Angelika Theater for the screenings and the Anthology Film Archive for the seminars), so I'm reserving judgment.

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