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Pre-AFM unspools 16 indies for Berlin fest

Pre-AFM Screenings will present 16 new independent pics at the Berlin Film Market from Feb. 13-24, one week before they screen at the American Film Market.

The Pre-AFM Screenings are part of the Independent Showcase, a 7-year-old marketing cooperative at film markets in Berlin, Cannes, Milan and at the Pre-Mifed London Screenings. The showcase is organized by Sandy Mandelberger of Intl. Media Resources.

Companies participating in the Pre-AFM Screenings include: Fox Lorber Associates, Live Intl., Picture This! En-tertainment, Film Bridge Intl., Cinequanon Pictures Intl., Unicorn Pictures and Intl. Media Resources, which will act as producers’ rep on five films.

At Pre-AFM Screenings, Fox Lorber Associates will screen Steven Soderbergh’s “Gray’s Anatomy” starring Spalding Gray in a one-man show; Soderbergh’s “Schizopolis,” a scathing satire of the Church of Scientology; Zhou Xiaowen’s “The Emperor’s Shadow,” a historical drama about the first emperor of China; and Tim McCann’s “Desolation Angels,” a tale about a young man who is forced to defend his honor.

Film Bridge Intl. will unspool Hal Hartley’s “Sudden Manhattan,” about a young Manhattan woman living in a world of artists.

Live Entertainment will premiere Martin Donovan’s “Somebody Is Waiting,” a family drama starring Gabriel Byrne and Nastassia Kinski.

Picture This! Entertainment will bring two films to Berlin: Jeff B. Harmon’s “Isle of Lesbos,” a musical comedy set in a world where lesbians rule the universe; and “Switchblade Sisters,” the 1970s girl gang film recently re-released Stateside.

Cinequanon Pictures will present two premieres at the Pre-AFM Screenings: Deborah Koons’ romantic comedy “A Little Crazy” and “Lowball,” a modern noir starring Peter Greene (“Pulp Fiction”).

Unicorn Films will be in Berlin to promote Steven Olivieri’s romantic drama “The Irreversible Year.” IMR will act as producers’ rep on the following films:

Beth B’s “Visiting Desire,” an experimental pic about strangers and sex;

Howard Posner’s “The Offering,” about a rebellious teenager who envisions an African Christ;

“Ruta Wakening,” an ensemble comedy featuring real members of the Austin, Texas, downtown avant-garde community;

“Cassian’s Kids,” a drama about a high school student who rapes his teacher; and

“Thicker Than Water,” about a cunning street criminal who is forced into the world of his past.

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