CMJ Network today announced the dates for CMJ FilmFest 2003 taking place during the 23rd annual CMJ Music Marathon, October 22 - 25 in New York City. Now in its 9th year, CMJ FilmFest highlights works from emerging and established filmmakers exploring the relationship between music, film and technology. CMJ FilmFest annually hosts an awards competition and gives its signature award to an independent filmmaker who demonstrates the "Best Use of Music in Film."

In Previous years CMJ FilmFest has showcased both work by established filmmakers and breakthrough films from first-time directors. Filmmakers include Woody Allen, Allison Anders, Morgan J. Freeman, Quentin Tarantino and Wim Wenders. Titles include: Pulp Fiction, Kids, Blue in the Face, Swingers, Set it Off, Basquiat, Deconstructing Harry, Hedwig And The Angry Inch, Boogie Nights, Hurricane Streets, The End of Violence, American History X, Celebrity, and Fight Club.

Highlights from last year's event included:

·Amandla!: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony. An award winner at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival with a Special Q&A session with director Lee Hirsch.

·Friday After Next: The third installment in the highly successful Friday series

·Standing in the Shadows of Motown: The critically acclaimed documentary about the Funk Brothers.

·Reindeer Section - The Making Of Son Of Evil Reindeer: a candid documentary following the Reindeer Section through the recording of its second album.

·Render: A full-length documentary of Ani DiFranco weaving together footage shot over a five-year period.

Further announcements regarding theaters, tickets sales and the 2003 slate of films will follow in the coming months. For more information about how you can participate in CMJ FilmFestival 2003, contact Justin Kleinfeld at 917-606-1908 X240 or email

About CMJ Music Marathon
CMJ Music Marathon is the world's largest and longest-running new music event featuring panels, workshops, and over 900 artists performing at more than 50 New York City venues. With an annual attendance of 10,000 people from all facets of the music industry, CMJ Music Marathon unites current and future leaders from the worlds of music and film. Since 1981 CMJ has been presented the world's best musical talent including U2, R.E.M., Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Eminem, Green Day, Smashing Pumpkins, Beck, David Bowie, Patti Smith, Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, Ice T, Marilyn Manson, Moby and thousands more.

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Film Fest Department
CMJ Music Marathon/FilmFest 2003
October 22-25 New York City

The CMJ Network, Inc
151 West 25th Street 12th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10001
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