Registration for Festival Forum at the 2014 Independent Film Week Will Open in August
What is the Festival Forum?
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 Festival Forum 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 Festival Forum at Independent Film Week?
Early Access to New Projects — Meet with160+ new filmmakers and projects that will soon be on the festival circuit! See the list here.
Networking Opportunities — Connect with Festival Leaders from Top US & International Fests
New in 2013: The Festival Forum Open Source — An Afternoon of Exclusive Programming for Festival Professionals (full schedule here)
Access to IFP’s Project Forum Online — Videos from Hundreds of New Projects Soon Submitting to Fests
Dozens of Preview Screenings and Parties
2013 Festival Forum at Independent Film Week — Full Calendar
When: Wednesday, September 18; 1-6PM
Where: Ameritania Hotel Conference Room (230 W 54th St)
A full afternoon of exclusive panels, discussions, and resources curated by the Festival Forum Executive Committee. Including a case study on how to work with your city to quantify economic impact and argue for the economic life of your festival, a discussion with top experts on DCP conversion impact on festivals, and much more. Full schedule here.
Meet the Programmers
When: Thursday, September 19; 9AM-1PM
Where: 165 W. 65th Street, 10th Floor
Discover new projects through one-on-one “speed dating” meetings with films in Independent Film Week’s Project Forum. These 10-minute meetings – set up exclusively for festival programmers attending Film Week– allow you to meet with narrative and documentary filmmakers whose latest projects have are in production or post-production, soon to be released on the festival circuit.
Industry Online Dossier
When: Early August through September 19t
IFP’s Online Industry Dossier provides festival programmers with details on the 160+ projects participating in the 2013 Project Forum. Featuring plot and crew information, extended video samples, trailers, script excerpts, look-books, and much more, this invaluable resource will help you determine the projects that you can’t miss at Film Week well before you even arrive at Lincoln Center.
Independent Filmmaker Conference
When: Sunday, September 15th – Thursday, September 19th
Where: Bruno Walter Auditorium (111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street)
This weeklong event brings the international film community together to celebrate, advocate, and introduce new voices on the independent scene. The Filmmaker Conference consists of a variety of small group & networking activities, hands-on workshops, keynotes with innovators and programming specifically geared towards festivals. Full schedule coming soon. Festival attendees get access to the Filmmaker Conference on a first-come, first-served basis.
Project Forum Microcinema Pitch Screenings
When: Monday, September 16th – Thursday, September 19th (full schedule coming soon)
The 70 filmmakers in the Project Forum’s Spotlight on Documentaries section will screen segments of their upcoming films and talk about their current stage of production. The Microcinema Pitch Screenings are a great way for festival programmers to meet the filmmaking teams behind in-progress documentaries that will soon be on the festival circuit. See your online schedule for full location details.
Independent Filmmaker Lab “Sneak Preview” Showcase with Rooftop Films
When: Monday, September 17, Evening
Where: Solar One (24-20 FDR Drive)
Join us for an outdoor party and sneak preview screening. Featuring cocktails, music and an exclusive showcase that provides an early look at the twenty projects in IFP’s 2013 Narrative & Documentary Independent Filmmaker Labs, all of which will soon be premiering in festivals around the world.