IFP is the oldest and largest non-profit organization dedicated to connecting independent filmmakers and storytellers. Whether you’re emerging or established, a talented filmmaker or a dedicated film-lover, IFP membership provides access to information, programs, and opportunities designed to help you build your career and champion independent stories.

When you sign-up or renew your one-year membership, you’ll receive:

- Invites to 100+ exclusive screenings, panels, and parties ($1500 value!)

- New! Exclusive voting privileges and access to screening series for IFP’s Gotham Audience Award  and the Film Independent Spirit Awards

- New! Discounted tickets to IFP’s Screen Forward series, which showcases under the radar films with a week long theatrical run in NYC

- 1-year subscription to Filmmaker Magazine (4 issues)

IFP also offers a number of signature, application-based programs for filmmakers. These include the Project Forum’s Emerging Storytellers, Spotlight on Documentaries, No Borders International Co-Production Market, and the Independent Filmmaker Labs. IFP membership is required in order to submit your application to these programs. Individual Level membership is also required to have a project fiscally sponsored by IFP. More information on fiscal sponsorship can be found here.

Upcoming events (updated on a monthly basis) can be found here.

Please contact Erik Luers, Membership Programming and Social Media Coordinator at with any questions.


For artists based outside New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut


$35 – Digital

- Digital subscription to FILMMAKER Magazine and access to a decade of online archives
– Ability to apply to IFP’s application based programs (Labs, Film Week, Screen Forward)
NOTE: This level is only open to artists based outside New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut.


For artists based in New York City


$100 – Individual

- New! Voting privileges for IFP’s Gotham Audience Award. The Gotham Awards is the first honors of the film award season.

New! Invitations to 15+ private screenings of IFP’s Gotham Audience Award nominated films.

– Access and exclusive voting privileges to 30+ FREE NYC Film Independent Spirit Award nomination screenings (+ screener DVDs on availability.)

- New! Discounted tickets to Screen Forward series which showcases under the radar films with a week long theatrical run in NYC

– Invites to our always sold-out Screen Savers screening series, where we host 20+ special preview screening of our festival favorites, IFP alumni, and high-profile new releases.

– Invites to monthly Unite/Create events where IFP partners with creative media and arts organizations to drink, mingle, and network.

– Invites to monthly Independence Expanded panels at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP. These workshops, case studies, and one-on-one debates spotlight new innovations and challenges facing storytellers today.

– 1-year print subscription to FILMMAKER Magazine and access to a decade of online archives

Additional Benefits:

- Eligibility for IFP fiscal sponsorship

– Inclusion in IFP’s newsletter (25,000+ subscribers) for announcements of your film’s theatrical release or broadcast premiere.

– 20% Discount for Independent Film Week Conference passes.

– 25% off all Indiegogo crowdfunding campaigns.


$50 – Alumni

This level has the same benefits as Individual, but at a special discounted rate reserved for alumni of IFP’s signature programs (IFP Labs and Project Forum).

Please contact Erik Luers, Membership Programming and Social Media Coordinator at for alumni code.

$500 – Associate Producer

- All benefits of the above Individual Membership, plus…
– Two passes to the Independent Filmmaker Conference
– Two tickets to FILMMAKER Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film Party and IFP’s Best Film Not Yet Playing in a Theater Near You Reception at MoMA

$2500 – Executive Producer

- All of the benefits of the above Associate Producer Membership, plus…
– Two free tickets to the Gotham Independent Film Awards (otherwise $1000 per ticket).

$3000 – Corporate

- All of the benefits of the above Producer Membership, plus…
– Membership for 4 individuals
– Corporate Listing in IFP Newsletter (25,000+ subscribers)

To learn more about becoming a member at the Executive Producer or Corporate Membership levels, please contact Steven Pfeiffer, Development Manager, at

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