How it worked for Josh Penn, Producer of Beasts of the Southern Wild
“My experience at IFP’s No Borders was tremendous and IFP has been there for us from the beginning, from script to screen.”. Through our participation with the Beasts Of The Southern Wild script in 2009, I met passionate international creatives and industry, including both E1’s Charlotte Mickie who became our sales rep and ultimately found us a home at Fox Searchlight. We also met PMK’s Marian Koltai Levine who become our publicist three years later. Since then, I have kept in touch with many of the people I met there- some who not only helped with Beasts, but who have also become vital to the many projects in Court 13’s current slate.”
No Borders International Co-Production Market
The premiere co-production market in the U.S. for narrative projects. Focusing on the discovery of 45 new projects in development represented by established producers, the program is open to established American and International Producers who have scripts with 20% financing in place. Participants are selected on artistic merit and marketplace exposure.
How It Works:
Once selected, IFP provides producers with professional pitching and industry consultation prior to participation. Throughout Film Week, participants will take part in one-to-one meetings with top industry leaders including financiers, distributors, U.S. and international sales agents, and top festival programmers in addition to:
* Roundtable discussions, workshops and master classes with industry experts.
* Networking opportunities, including invitations to “Sneak Preview” Screenings
* Access to Independent Filmmaker Conference programming, including workshops, case studies and conversations with cutting-edge leaders in independent film and media.
Who Can Apply
U.S. based producers with partial financing (20% +) on a new, feature-length script seeking funders, partners, sales agents, and additional financiers to go into production.
Internationally-based producers can only apply through the No Borders International Partners (see Guidelines).
Recent No Borders Filmmakers
David Lowery’s Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild, Gita Pullapily & Aaron Gaudet’s Beneath The Harvest Sky, Rama Burshtein’s Fill The Void, Ian Gabriel’s Four Corners, Bruce La Bruce’s Gerontophilia, Denis Villeneuve’s Incendies, Anais Barbeau-Lavalette’s Inch’Allah, Kat Candler’s Hellion, Sarah Colangelo’s Little Accidents, Pia Marais’ Layla Fourie, Tim Sutton’s Memphis, Todd Rohal’s Nature Calls, Sara Blecher’s Otello Burning, and Michael Tully’s Ping Pong Summer.
No Borders Partners
In addition to U.S. produced projects, No Borders is supported by established funding bodies (Consulate General of Israel, Proimágenes Colombia, South Africa’s National Film and Video Foundation, and Telefilm Canada) and support organizations (ACE, Berlinale Co-Production Market, Biennale College – Cinema, Cinemart, NFDC Cinemas of India/Film Bazaar, EAVE, Guanajuato Co-Production Market, Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum, Israel Film Fund, Istanbul Film Festival – Meetings on the Bridge, Jerusalem Pitch Point, Sundance Institute, TorinoFilmLab, and Vina Del Mar Training & Networks, Chile).