Everybody Gets Creative
September 17 – 22, 2016
IFP Film Week is the place where filmmakers, artists, and storytellers cross paths with people who help move their projects forward. Creators get funding, advice, and opportunities. Industry insiders get to discover new talent and ideas. The public gets to screen cutting-edge work. It’s a space where doors open, info is exchanged, and everybody gets creative.
Film Week is:
The Project Forum supports the future of storytelling by providing both creative and business opportunities to original and provocative narrative and documentary filmmakers, as well as web, episodic and transmedia storytellers. The program nurtures both emerging and established artists, helping them to connect with financiers, executives, influencers and decision-makers in film, TV, new media and cross-platform storytelling who can help them complete their latest works, connect with audiences, and sustain long-term careers.
The Forum is a place of true discovery for industry, presenting a curated selection of 130 works-in-progress each year. IFP selects work that is original and provocative, across a broad range of budgets, genres, sensibilities and platforms. Selection ranges from highly commercial indie fare to as well as work that tackles controversial subject matter, introduces wildly engaging and often hilarious worldviews, and challenges traditional form.
Project Forum consists of two sections: No Borders (narrative feature-length screenplays in various stages of development, short-form and long-form series, as well as features and serialized projects in post-production) and Spotlight on Documentaries (documentary features and series in progress).
The Screen Forward Conference explores the art and business of 21st century storytelling. Whether stories are told through film, TV, online, or new media channels, the Conference is the premiere place to interact with experts on how to connect with audiences and use new models to expand your story’s reach and sustain a long-term career.
Taking place concurrent to Film Week each year, IFP Festival Forum is the leading gathering of international and U.S. film festival leadership. This professional association advocates for the needs and interests of film festival organizers and 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 by IFP 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 who attend each year to ensure they find new work and and discover pioneering artists first at Independent Film Week.