Project Forum is:
A meetings-driven forum connecting filmmakers who have new narrative and documentary projects in development, production, or post-production with key industry executives interested in identifying projects with which to become involved at the development, financing, or distribution stages.
A primary outcome for all filmmakers is the facilitation of career-spanning relationships with potential financiers, festival programmers, buyers, collaborators, and others. These invaluable relationships continue well beyond the five days of Independent Film Week.
To submit to any section of the Project Forum, you must meet the criteria of the program as well as be a current IFP member at any level (to join, click here). If your project is selected, your participation in Independent Film Week’s Project Forum is complimentary. The only applicable fee is a submission fee and IFP membership.
Approximately 150 projects are selected each year for one of the following sections:
RBC’s Emerging Storytellers
Applications Now Open!
A talent showcase for up to 20 up-and-coming writers and writer/directors. Filmmakers present their latest scripts and gain critical access to key industry decision-makers who can help launch their new films – and their careers. In addition, we have our Web Storytellers Sidebar, for web series in development and pre-production. Click here for more info
No Borders International Co-Production Market
Applications Now Open!
The premier international co-production market in the U.S. connecting new U.S. and international scripts with financiers and buyers. Up to 40 Projects are represented by established producers and have a minimum 20% financing in place. Click here for more info
Spotlight on Documentaries
Applications Will Open in mid-April 2015
For emerging and established documentary directors, this program connects up to 60 work-in-progress (trailers through rough cut) non-fiction features with financiers, distributors, broadcasters and buyers. Click here for more info
Independent Filmmaker Labs
The only program in the world that supports first-time feature filmmakers with projects in post-production when they need it most: through the completion, marketing and distribution of their film. Click here for more info