Students win Marnier fellowships

Three graduates to receive $5,000 cash prizes

Alan Cumming will hand out the Grand Marnier Film Fellowships as part of the closing night ceremonies of the New York Film Festival.

Cash prizes of $5,000 are awarded each year to three graduate film students who display excellence in filmmaking, video and film criticism.

Honors will go to Andrij Parekh for short “Dead Roosters,” Ho Tam for video “Book of James” and John Magary for essay “Gag Order: Adolfo Aristarain’s Time for Revenge.”

Film and video winners will screen at the Walter Reade Theater in 2004 as part of its Independents Night program. Winning article will be published in Film Comment’s November/December issue.

Cumming will present the award Sunday at Avery Fisher Hall before unspooling of fest closer “21 Grams.”

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