Filmmaker Labs Application Details
-Active IFP Membership at any membership level: get started by joining IFP now.
-Completed online application including synopses, filmmaker bios, and goals for the Lab;
-$50 entry fee paid online by credit card;
-A password-protected link or Two DVDs of the rough cut or rough assembly of the entire film (or a majority of the assembly; not a trailer).
-Submissions of sample work must be at least 40 minutes;
-DVDs should be NTSC Region 0 or 1, and play in a standard DVD player;
-DVDs should be marked with film title, director’s name, and run time.
-After completing the application, if you wish to submit DVDs, please send the two DVDs of your rough cut and two copies of your application (which you’ll receive by email after submitting) to: IFP Filmmaker Labs, 30 John St., Brooklyn, NY 11201.
-Please indicate on the envelope if your project is a Narrative or Documentary feature.
-DVDs must be received within five (5) business days of your online application, or you risk disqualification.
-Do not send the script, press kit, previous work or any other supporting materials.
-Project selection based on quality of the work and ability to benefit from the Lab’s curriculum and mentorship.
-All submissions are confidential and only viewed by IFP’s senior programming team and screening committee.
-Final selection is determined by IFP senior programmers.
-At no time are films screened for buyers or sales agents during the submission or acceptance process.
-Submissions will not be returned and will be destroyed after Lab selection process.
-Up to 10 films will be selected for each Lab.
-Labs are free of charge to those invited to participate, but all Lab attendees must be IFP members.
-Selected projects must participate in all three sections of the program.
-Applications are not accepted for individual sessions of the Labs.
-Filmmakers are responsible for their own travel and accommodations.
-Each project is entitled to have up to three members of its team participate in the Labs. This typically includes the director and producer, plus the editor or some other key creative.
-All Lab workshops take place in New York City.