Applications for the 2017 Filmmaker Labs are now closed.
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 email@example.com (Narrative) and firstname.lastname@example.org (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: September 17-21, 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: