Projects selected for the 2013 Labs will be announced in the Spring.
For more information on the program, including 2014 Call for Entries, please sign up for the IFP newsletter on the bottom right of this page.
Documentary Application (Deadline: March 8, notified April; 9)
Narrative Application (Deadline: April 5, notified May 6)
Please read Application Guidelines thoroughly before applying.
Finishing Lab: Documentary: May 13-17, 2013; Narrative: June 10-14, 2013
Independent Film Week & Marketing Lab: September, 2013
Distribution Lab: December, 2013
The Independent Filmmaker Labs
IFP’s unique year-long mentorship program supports first-time feature directors when they need it most: through the completion, marketing and distribution of their films. Focusing exclusively on low-budget features (<$1million), this highly immersive program provides filmmakers with the technical, creative and strategic tools necessary to launch their films – and their careers.
Through the Labs, IFP works to ensure that talented emerging voices receive the support, resources, and industry exposure necessary to reach audiences. Open to all first time feature documentary and narrative directors with films in post-production.