IFC and Target Joined Together to Host this Year's Independent Spirit Awards After Party

IFC and Target Joined Together to Host this Year's Independent Spirit Awards After Party

The Independent Film Channel (IFC), the first and largest network dedicated to independent film making has successfully completed  the Independent Spirit Awards

On the heals of their successful party at the Sundance Film Festival, IFC and Target took their partnership from the snow of Park City to the sand of Santa Monica and joined together once again to co-host this year's Independent Spirit Awards After Party.  The event took place at Shutters on the Beach, Saturday, February 28, 2004 immediately following the awards ceremony. Indie darling Rosanna Arquette was the celebrity DJ at the event.

As co-host, Target invited Kate Spade and Jack Spade to design exclusive IFC bags, which will were given to party attendees.

For years, IFC's Independent Spirit Awards After Party has been the hottest spot for celebrities and filmmakers to continue the celebration of independent cinema. The star-studded event has been host to many indie actors and supporters such as Hilary Swank, Marisa Tomei, Chloe Sevigny, Jennifer Beals, Jennifer Tilly, Joe Pantoliano, John Waters, Juliette Lewis, Kirsten Dunst, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jake Gyllenhaal, Patricia Clarkson, Patrick Swayzee, Robert Duvall, Scarlett Johanson, Thora Birch, Illeana Douglas, Jon Favreau, Marcia Gay Harden, Dennis Hopper, Ang Lee and many more. This year some of the celebrities in attendance at the IFC/Target party included:

Arquette, Rosanna - Actress "Desperately Seeking Susan"
Basinet, Cynthia - Singer, Actress "Party Monster"
Beach, Adam - Actor, "Windtalkers'
Berry, Gigi - Star of "Ambush Makeover"
Bingenheimer, Rodney - DJ Icon and Star "Mayor of Sunset Strip"
Bloch, Phillip - Celebrity Hair Stylist
Buckley, AJ - Actor, "Blue Car"
Cannavale, Bobby - Actor, "The Station Agent"
Caro, Niki - Director, Writer, "Whale Rider"
Christiansen, Hayden - Actor, "Star Wars Trilogy"
Clarkson, Patricia - Actress, "Station Agent"
Collette, Toni - Actress, "About A Boy"
Curtis Hall, Vondee - Actor, "Romeo + Juliet"
Curtis, Cliff - Actor, "Whale Rider"
Dawson, Rosario - Actress, "Shattered Glass'
De Palma , Brian - Director, "Femme Fatale"
Dern, Laura - Actress, "Jurassic Park"
Favreau, Jon  - Director, Actor "Swingers"
Fisk, Schulyer - Actress, "Orange County"
France, Lisa - Director, nominated for John Cassavetes Award "Anne B Real"
Garcia, Jsu - Actor, "Along Came Polly"
Gilmore, Geoffrey - Head of Sundance Film Festival
Gyllenhaal, Jake - Actor, "Moonlight Mile"
Gyllenhaal, Maggie - Actress, "Secretarty"
Hardwicke, Catherine - Director, Co-Writer of "Thirteen"
Harper, Hill - Actor, Singer "He Got Game"
Hawkes, John - Actor, "Identity"
Hickenlooper, George - Director, "Mayor of Sunset Strip"
Hopper, Ruthanna - Actress, "Americano", Daughter of Dennis Hopper
Jenkins, Patty - Director of "Monster"
Jo, Hyunjin - Production "I Am Sam"
Khan, Nathaniel, Actor "My Archictect"
Kressley, Carson - "Queer Eye For The Straight Guy"
Landis, John - Director "Animal House"
Ling , Bai - Actress, "Star Wars Episode III"
McCarthy, Thomas - Director/Writer "The Station Agent"
McKean, Michael - Actor, Oscar Nominated song from "A Might Wind"
Mizrahi, Isaac - Designer
Moore, Chris - Head of Ben Affleck & Matt Damon's Project Greenlight
Mortimer, Emily - Actress, "Lovely And Amazing"
Nagra, Parminder K. - Actress, "Bend It Like Beckham"
Nivola, Alessandro - Actor, "The Clearing"
O'Toole, Annette - Oscar nominee for Best Song from "A Mighty Wind"
Pace, Lee - Actor, "A Soldier's Girl"
Pantoliano, Joey - Actor, "Sopranos"
Reed, Nikki -Co-Writer, Actress "Thirteen'
Renner, Jeremy - Actor, "Dahmer"
Roberts, Bret - Actor, "Nightstalker"
Robertson, Kathleen - Actress, "XX/XY"
Robinson, John, Actor "Elephant"
Ruffalo, Mark - Actor, "In The Cut"
Sarsgaard, Peter - actor "Shatterd Glass"
Sheridan, Jim - Director "In America"
Tilly, Jennifer - Actress, "Bound"
Urbina, Roberto - Actor, "Sexual Dependency"
Waters, John - Director, "Hairspray"
Whitaker, Forest - Actor, "The Crying Game"
Williams, Michelle, Actress "Dawson's Creek"
Wright, Bradley - On-Air Radio DJ, STAR 98.7
Young, Leigh Taylor - Actress, "A-List"

The After Party also celebrated two of IFC's celebrated films "Pieces of April" written/directed by Peter Hedges and starring Katie Holmes and Patricia Clarkson, which was nominated for Best Screenplay and the John Cassavetes Award as well as "Camp," written/directed by Todd Graff, which received a Best Debut Performance nomination for Anna Kendrick.


About IFC Companies
IFC Companies has created a unique end-to-end business model and brand that focuses on developing and nurturing talent, and maximizing the value of independent film. With a television network, a film distribution and production unit, and a VOD service, IFC Companies represents the future of independent film.  IFC Companies uses its unique position to broaden the independent film audience nationwide and to expand the opportunities for independent filmmakers.  IFC Companies is a division of Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. 

IFC Companies is made up of:
IFC Television, the first and most widely distributed channel dedicated to independent film 24 hours a day, uncut and commercial-free. 
IFC Entertainment, which includes IFC Films, a theatrical film distribution company; IFC Productions, a feature film production company; and InDigEnt, an initiative that helps established filmmakers shoot productions on digital video. 
IFC Digital Media harnesses the power of digital technology to provide audiences with active entertainment, informational, and transactional experiences.  It is currently focused on packaging, delivering, and marketing video-on-demand services and broadband content. 

About Target Stores
Minneapolis-based Target Stores serves guests at 1,225 stores in 47 states nationwide by delivering today's best retail trends at affordable prices. Whether visiting a Target store or shopping online at target.com, guests enjoy a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to thousands of unique and highly differentiated items. Target Stores, along with its parent company Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) gives back more than $2 million a week to its local communities through grants and special programs. Since opening its first store in 1962, Target has partnered with nonprofit organizations, guests and team members to help meet community needs.

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