IFP Independent Filmmaker Labs Open for Submissions



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IFP is currently seeking first-time filmmakers with features in post-production (rough assembly through fine cut) for this year’s Independent Filmmaker Labs.  Deadlines to submit are March 6 for the Documentary Labs and April 3 for the Narrative Labs.

“Supporting filmmakers when they need it most – through the completion, marketing & distribution of their first feature films – IFP’s Independent Filmmaker Labs is the only FREE program in the U.S. for first-time feature directors navigating how to build audience and stand out in a crowded marketplace.  In the last few years, we’ve helped shepherd alumni like 12 O’Clock Boys, Blue Caprice, Concussion, Do I Sound Gay?, Evolution of a Criminal, Hide Your Smiling Faces, and Our Nixon on to prestigious festival premieres and top distribution deals. It is our constant goal at IFP to leave no stone unturned in the search for the strongest, most diverse lineup of films possible, and your support is vital for us.”

  • Past Labs alumni include @evolutiondoc, @ApproachtheE, @outofmyhandfilm & @BlueCapriceFilm! Apply for 2015 today! http://ow.ly/HLAnB
  • Four of their 2014 alumni played at Sundance this year! www.ifp.org/programs/labs/#.VMFLvGTF9ehttp://JPlease visit the Labs website for more information.

    IFP Independent Filmmaker Labs Open for Submissions!
    Deadlines to Apply: March 6 (Documentary) / April 3 (Narrative)
    IFP’s unique yearlong mentorship programsupports first-time feature directors when they need it most: through the completion, marketing and distribution of their films. Focusing exclusively on low-budget features (<$1million), this highly immersive program provides filmmakers with the technical, creative and strategic tools necessary to launch their films – and their careers. Through the Labs, IFP works to ensure that talented emerging voices receive the support, resources, and industry exposure necessary to reach audiences. Open to all first time feature documentary and narrative directors with films in post-production. Twenty projects (10 documentaries and 10 narratives) are selected for the annual program, which has three components: the Time Warner Completion Lab in the spring, the Marketing Lab in September, and the Distribution Lab in December. All Lab projects also automatically participate in the Project Forum of IFP’s Independent Film Week.
    Lab alumni projects include Darius Clark Monroe’s Evolution of a Criminal (Independent Lens), David Thorpe’s Do I Sound Gay? (Sundance Selects) Aron Gaudet & Gita Pullapilly’s Beneath the Harvest Sky (Tribeca Film), Stacie Passon’s Concussion (RADiUS), Alexandre Moors’ Blue Caprice (Sundance Selects), Penny Lane’s Our Nixon (CNN Films and Cinedigm), Daniel Patrick Carbone’s Hide Your Smiling Faces (Tribeca Film), Lotfy Nathan’s 12 O’Clock Boys (Oscilloscope), Dee Rees’ Pariah (Focus Features), and Terence Nance’s An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (Variance Films).

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