Taking place September 2017 in Brooklyn!
Be sure to check out highlights of the 2016 edition here!
Whatever form your story takes, the Screen Forward Conference showcases how great projects can connect with audiences and stand out in a crowded marketplace. Taking place during IFP Film Week, the Conference features:
Keynotes and panelists
Past participants include Ezra Edelman (O.J.:Made in America), Antonio Campos (Christine), Rose McGowan (Dawn), Roger Ross Williams (Life, Animated), Robert Eggers (The Witch), Amy Emmerich (Refinery29), Laura Poitras (CITIZENFOUR), Charlotte Cook (Field of Vision) Phoebe Robinson (2 Dope Queens), Eliza Hittman (Beach Rats), Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair (High Maintenance), Kirsten Johnson, (Cameraperson), Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg (Weiner), Alex Horwitz (Hamilton’s America), Dylan Leiner (Sony Pictures Classics), Justine Nagan (POV), David Horn (Great Performances), Rebecca Hall (The Town), Brianna Little (Amazon Studios), Aijah Keith (IFC Films), Sarafina DiFelice (Hot Docs), and many more!
Last year’s panels investigated the hottest issues in filmmaking including “Cinema in the Age of VR,” The Faces of Comedy: Platforms That Look for (and Bring) the Funny,” “The Key to Documentary Accessibility and Inclusivity,” “New Innovators: The Musical Approach to Visual Storytelling,” “The New Festival Experience (and How to Adapt for the Future),” “Why We Financed Your Film,” “Working with the Right Agent,” and more.
Former case studies include The Fits, Hello, My Name is Doris, High Maintenance, It Follows, O.J.: Made in America, Weiner, The Witch, The Wolfpack, Obvious Child and much more.
Meet the Decision Makers – face-time with some of the most exciting organizations in film today, such as Amazon Studios, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Cinereach, CNN, Fandor, IFC Films, Preferred Content, Refinery29, Starz, Sony Pictures Classics, Vimeo, and more.
New Voices! Screenplay Reading Series, presented by SAGIndie – excerpts from screenplays participating in RBC’s Emerging Storytellers program at IFP Film Week performed live. IFP’s annual free and open to the public party and screening, the Independent Filmmaker Labs “Sneak Preview” Showcase, presented with Rooftop Films convenes again this September. The Labs Showcase gives audiences a first-look at exciting new films, before their festival premieres.