Congratulations to our 2016 Fellows!
Cannes Producer’s Network Fellows
Jonathan Duffy (Hellion)
Alexandra Johnes (Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God)
Sara Murphy (Morris from America)
Marc Smolowitz (Heaven Adores You)
Laura Wagner (It Felt Like Love)
Cannes Producer’s Workshop Fellows
Alexandra Byer (Dark Night)
Caroline von Kuhn (The Fixer)
IFP is the sole U.S. Partner Organization for the Cannes Producer’s Network, annually selecting and sponsoring attendance for up to seven independent producers to participate in the Producer’s Network & Workshop’ prestigious week-long immersion programs.
Running concurrently with Cannes International Film Festival, the 2016 Producer’s Network will be held May 12-18, 2016 and is specifically designed for established producers to build up their international networks and share expertise on the international production, financing, legal and packaging. The Producer’s Workshop, for emerging producers, will be held May 11 – 13th and provides additional opportunities to producers to understand how to navigate Cannes and its international marketplace.
How to Apply
To apply for this fellowship, please send your resume and a one-page letter of inquiry stating relevant producing experience, as well as why you are uniquely qualified to receive this fellowship to IFP Producer & Program Manager Zach Mandinach (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications are now closed.
For selected producers, IFP covers the cost of accreditation; producers must cover their own airfare and additional expenses.
The IFP fellowship is only for current IFP individual members and American producers – any US-based producer, or Americans living abroad – with at least one completed feature narrative or documentary to their credit.
How it Worked for John Baker (Memphis, Wild Canaries)
“The Cannes Producer’s Network provided a great opportunity to get a better understanding of the global film industry. The workshops provided a good jumping off point to network and learn who the main companies and players were in many territories and make initial contact with them. More importantly, the mixers and social events afforded a casual and fun environment to connect with people from all aspects of the film business where I was able to set up additional meetings and forge new professional relationships I hope will last a very long time. The Cannes Producer’s Network is a great way to expose yourself to what can be, at times, a very intimidating global film market for U.S. producers in a really fun, productive way.“