Applications for the 2017 Filmmaker Labs are now open!
Deadline to apply: March 3rd.
Please read carefully before applying. Applicants will be informed of their acceptance status approximately one month prior to the dates of the Labs. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org (Narrative) and email@example.com (Documentary)
2017 Filmmaker Labs Key Dates
Application Deadline: March 3rd
Time Warner Foundation Completion Lab
Narrative: May 8 – 12, 2017
Documentary: May 22 – 26, 2017
IFP Film Week: TBD September 2017
Marketing & Distribution Lab: November 6 – 10, 2017
-Labs are open to first-time feature directors only.
-All, or a majority of principal photography must be complete & editing begun. Post should not be complete.
-Application must include a rough cut of at least 40 minutes which shows the story arc of your film (a rough cut to fine assembly). Trailers are not acceptable.
-IFP Filmmaker Labs are for U.S. projects only.
-The film must be directed by an American, or any director based in the U.S.
-It is not necessary that the film was shot in the U.S. or that an American filmmaker primarily reside in the U.S.
-Projects should be intended for feature length, one hour or longer. Short films are not eligible for the Labs.
-We prefer projects have not already been submitted to festivals; the goals of the program are to help improve the project before this kind of industry exposure.
-Projects should be low-budget – under $1Million, and without distribution in place
-Films can be in any language; if not in English, work must be subtitled.
For more information on the Filmmaker Labs, please visit any of the following pages: