Applying to Independent Film Week?

You’ll receive a print copy of Filmmaker Magazine, receive invites to dozens of exclusive screenings, panels, and parties, and join our thriving community of 2,000+ storytellers and industry professionals here in NYC.


As the oldest and largest not-for-profit advocacy organization for independent filmmakers in the U.S. , our mission is to be there every step of the way, empowering filmmakers to make the smart decisions when developing, producing and completing their films. And we provide film lovers the world over with a number of opportunities to discover and support tomorrow’s filmmakers today.

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 ensure that together we work to CHAMPION INDEPENDENT FILM and keep it alive for years to come.

Our different levels of membership offer the ability to tailor all of IFP’s offerings to your needs and become a part of the nation’s largest community of independent filmmakers. All IFP memberships last 12 months and provide access to IFP events*.

$100 – Individual Membership

Our Standard Membership Level

* Access to monthly “Unite/Create” meetups. Brainstorm, collaborate, and connect with fellow creatives and industry leaders, and learn more about each month’s special guest partner.
* Access to monthly “Independence Expanded” panels at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP. Each month will spotlight new innovations and challenges facing storytellers through panel discussions, case studies, one-on-one debates, and group conversations.
*Access to bi-weekly “Screen Savers” screening series, featuring under-the-radar festival gems, high-profile new releases, and exclusive previews of upcoming TV and web series.
* Ability to attend 30+ free NYC Spirit Award nomination Screenings (& to receive screeners on availability)
* Voting privileges for the Independent Spirit Awards
* Marketing support for your film’s theatrical release or broadcast premiere
* One year print subscription to FILMMAKER Magazine
* 25% off all Indiegogo crowdfunding campaigns
* Discounts to production insurance, equipment, trade publications, and more
* Individual Level membership is the level of membership required in order to have a project fiscally sponsored by IFP.
* All benefits of the below Community Membership.

$35 – Community Membership

For members who can’t attend events due to geographic distance.
* Hundreds of hours of audio podcasts from past Filmmaker Conferences and seminars
* Digital clips and recasts of programs providing tips from top industry experts
* Online Independent Film Week Industry Directory (300+ company profiles)
* Digital subscription to FILMMAKER Magazine, including archive of all issues from the past five years
* Online job listings and classifieds
* Access to daily blogs from industry experts (Ask the Experts)
* 25% off to IFP workshops and seminars (Filmmaker Conference, Envision)
* 25% off all Indiegogo crowdfunding campaigns
* Free membership to Shooting People
* Discounted movie tickets at Quad and Cinema Village
* Ability to apply to IFP’s selective programs**
* Weekly IFP Newsletter

$50 – Alumni Membership

Alumni of IFP’s Lab and Project Forum programs
* All benefits of the above Individual Membership, plus…
* Networking – additional alumni-only networking opportunities

$500 – Associate Producer Membership

* All benefits of the above Individual Membership, plus…
* Priority Access to all IFP Member Events & Screenings and public event ticket purchase
* Two free passes to the Independent Filmmaker Conference
* Two free tickets to FILMMAKER Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film or IFP’s Best Film Not Yet Playing in a Theater Near You reception

$2500 – Executive Producer Membership

* 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 Membership

* All of the benefits of the above Producer Membership, plus…
* Membership for 4 individuals
* Corporate Listing in IFP Newsletter (circulation 16,000)

* Community Membership level provides only online access to digital recasts of IFP events and services.


Project Forum’s Emerging Storytellers
Project Forum’s Spotlight on Documentaries
Project Forum’s No Borders International Co-Production Market
Independent Filmmaker Labs

Member benefits subject to change.

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

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