What is Film Festival Alliance?
A professional association that advocates for the needs and interests of Film Festivals and their organizers. The Festival Forum provides a collaborative platform for members to develop and share operational and curatorial efficiencies, set professional standards, and establish best practices. The Forum serves the collective priorities of its membership while leveraging its leadership, expertise, and vision within the international film community and the broader cultural landscape.
Founded in 2010, the Film Festival Alliance includes over 200 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.
Why Come to IFP Film Week?
Early Access to New Projects — Meet with 160+ new filmmakers and projects that will soon be on the festival circuit! You can read more about the projects, both feature films and series.
Networking Opportunities — Connect with Festival Leaders from Top US & International Fests
Access to IFP’s Project Forum Online — Videos from Hundreds of New Projects Soon Submitting to Fests
Dozens of Preview Screenings and Parties
See below for a list of events and register now to attend!
Select “Festival” under “Company Type” on the registration page to receive a discounted fee.
BOWLING NIGHT HOSTED BY AMAZON STUDIOS
Monday, September 19 (Brooklyn Bowl)
Join fellow industry members and filmmakers at the one and only Brooklyn Bowl!
IFP FILMMAKER LABS SHOWCASE
Tuesday, September 20 – 8pm (Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1)
IFP’s annual outdoor screening, in partnership with Rooftop Films, features excerpts from the twenty films taking part in this year’s Filmmaker Labs. All projects come from first-time directors and are currently in post-production. Last year’s participants went on to premiere at Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Tribeca Film Festival, HotDocs, Locarno Film Festival, and many others.
IFP SCREEN FORWARD LABS SHOWCASE
Wednesday, September 21 – 8pm (Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1)
For the first time, IFP presents a new showcase (also done in partnership with Rooftop Films) dedicated to highlighting its newly-created program: the Screen Forward Labs. Beginning in November 2015, the Screen Forward Labs selects groundbreaking serialized content that pushes storytelling forward. Past participants have already gone on to be featured at the Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, among many others.
FILM FESTIVAL ALLIANCE BREAKFAST AND DIVERSITY TALK
Thursday, September 22 – 9 to 10:30am (Brooklyn)
All IFP Film Week registrants from film festivals are welcome at this breakfast, which will be followed by a conversation about ensuring diversity across the board at film festivals. We will also be providing more updates on Film Festival Alliance. More details to come!
MEET THE PROGRAMMERS AT IFP FILM WEEK
Thursday, September 22 – 12pm to 4pm (DUMBO, Brooklyn)
Each year, festival programmers who register to attend Film Week are able to take ten-minute meetings with projects hoping to be on the festival circuit in the coming year. Register now to ensure access to these meetings!