“The Rotterdam Producer’s Lab was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I soaked up every minute of it. The Lab was 5 days of heaven – being fully immersed with producers from all over the world with whom I shared a succinct and easily identifiable (yet rare to find) shared passion, path and outlook towards our beloved profession.”
-Billy Mulligan, Producer (Yelling to the Sky)
Through its long-standing partnership with CineMart, IFP annually selects two producers to participate in the Rotterdam Lab, which runs concurrently with the CineMart co-production market, January 26-29, 2014. The Fellowship is open to American producers with at least one narrative feature producing credit who are current IFP Members at any level.
The Rotterdam Lab, a five-day training workshop for producers, is designed to build up their international network and experience. It is an initiative of the International Film Festival Rotterdam’s CineMart in cooperation with its international partnering organizations. The Rotterdam Lab consists of panel discussions illustrating the process by which a project in need of financing is completed and brought to its audience, as well as speed dating sessions in which selected producers meet with industry delegates in person and receive advice about their own projects. In addition, Rotterdam Lab producers participate in all other aspects of CineMart, including networking lunches, cocktails, and other panels.
IFP’s recent Rotterdam Lab participants have included: Andrea Roa (Drinking Buddies), Nick Case (Pilgrim Song), Matthew Parker (Higher Ground), Adele Romanski (The Myth of the American Sleepover), Jason Orans (Night Catches Us), Nekisa Cooper (Pariah), Alicia Van Couvering (Tiny Furniture), Anish Savjani (Meek’s Cutoff), and Mynette Louie (Children of Invention).
For more information about the Rotterdam Lab, go here.
For selected producers, IFP covers the cost of accreditation and hotel accommodations; producers must cover their own airfare and additional expenses.
Information on the 2015 Rotterdam Producers Lab will be available in October 2014