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IFP picks Parks nod judges

NEW YORK — “Daughters of the Dust” director Julie Dash, Spike Lee, Gordon Parks Sr. and New York Shakespeare Festival producer George C. Wolfe will serve on the panel of judges for the Gordon Parks Independent Film Awards.

Jointly sponsored by the Independent Feature Project and Viacom Inc., the awards will honor the work of a black director and a black screenwriter at the 1997 Independent Feature Film Market.

The awards carry a cash prize of $10,000 each and the opportunity to discuss distribution with one of Viacom’s divisions as well as a public screening at “Independents Night,” the monthly series presented by the IFP and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

For further information, contact Karen Schwartzman at the IFP at 212-465-8200.

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