Discovering and Supporting Tomorrow’s Great Storytellers Today
September 15 – 19, 2013
New York, NY
Applications live mid-March.
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Formerly known as IFFM and IFP Market, Project Forum has had a prolific history in the independent community supporting both emerging and established independent filmmakers at critical stages in their development processes. The organization championed the early work of pioneering independent filmmakers Charles Burnett, Todd Haynes, Mira Nair, Michael Moore, Joel and Ethan Cohen, Kevin Smith, Todd Solondz, and Wayne Wang. Recently, it has also played a vital role in launching the first films of many of today’s rising stars on the independent scene including Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Debra Granik, (Down to the Bone) Miranda July (Me, You and Everyone We Know), and Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden (Half Nelson).
Emerging Storytellers: May 3, 2013
No Borders International Co-Production Market: May 3, 2013 (U.S. producers) / May 24, 2013 (International Partner submissions)
Independent Filmmaker Labs: March 8, 2013 (Documentary); April 5, 2013 (Narrative)
Spotlight on Documentaries: May 3 (early) / May 24 (final)
Independent Film Week is:
Project Forum: The oldest forum in the U.S. for the discovery of new projects in development and new voices on the independent film scene. Project Forum consists of Emerging Storytellers (screenplays from emerging writer/directors), No Borders International Co-Production Market (screenplays represented by established producers with some financing in place), Trans Atlantic Partners (showcase of new projects from experienced producers from Europe, Canada, and the US), Independent Filmmaker Labs (documentary and narrative features in post-production), and Spotlight on Documentaries (documentary feature works-in-progress) programs. Applications live March 15.
Filmmaker Conference: Our annual exploration into the art and business of 21st century storytelling. Keynotes and highlights from last year’s conference included producer Christine Vachon and Focus Features’ James Schamus, ARTE’s Michel Reilhac, pitch workshops, a case study of “Beasts of the Southern Wild”, and Meet the Decision Makers – real meetings for Conference passholders with top distributors, agents & managers, and filmmakers’ grants and fellowships. Stay tuned for details on the 2013 conference in July.
Festival Forum: The leading gathering of international and U.S. film festival programmers, The Festival Forum is a professional association that advocates for the needs and interests of film festival organizers. The Forum also provides a collaborative platform for members to develop curatorial and operational efficiencies, professional standards and best practices, and leverage their collective interests to the international film community. Founded in 2010, the Festival Forum includes over 100 U.S. & International festival programmers and executives, including representatives from Berlin, Cannes, Full Frame, Hot Docs, New York Film Festival, New Directors, Rotterdam, Slamdance, Sundance, SXSW, and Tribeca.
Sneak Preview Screening Series: Where IFP alumni filmmakers introduce new works to industry, fellow filmmakers, and the movie-going public.
For details on 2012 Independent Film Week slate, click here.