After debuting with a program in the 1979 New York Film Festival, the nonprofit IFP has evolved into the nation’s oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, and also the premier advocate for them. Since its start, IFP has supported the production of 10,000 films and provided resources to more than 30,000 filmmakers’ voices that otherwise might not have been heard. IFP believes that independent films broaden the palette of cinema, seeding the global culture with new ideas, kindling awareness, and fostering activism.

Sponsorship of IFP’s signature programs offers companies a chance to be a integral part of unique, longstanding, key industry events, and provides the opportunity to position your company before established and emerging filmmakers, as well as major industry players in the world of film.

Thank you for considering IFP Sponsorship. For more information, please contact: Steven Pfeiffer, Development Manager: 212-465-8200 x219

IFP Gotham Awards™

The IFP Gotham Awards™, selected by distinguished juries and presented in New York City, the home of independent film, are the first honors of the film awards season. This public showcase honors the filmmaking community, expands the audience for independent films, and supports the work that IFP does behind the scenes throughout the year to bring such films to fruition.


VIP Tables

Amazon Studios; Audible; Daniel and Ellen Crown; Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment; United Artists Releasing.

Indie Tables

A24; Cinereach; Gunpowder & Sky; Film Manufacturers Inc.; SAGindie.

Patron Tables

Amblin Partners; Central Casting; Creative Artists Agency; Entertainment Partners; Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC; Gersh; GreenSlate; HBO; IFC Films; Instituto do Cinema e do AudioVisual (ICA); Likely Story; Loeb & Loeb LLP; Mark D’Arcy; Paradigm Talent Agency; Pryor Cashman LLP; Refinery29; Sim; Sloss Eckhouse LawCO LLP / Cinetic Media; Soledad OBrien Productions; United Talent Agency; Universal Television; Untitled Entertainment; Virginia Film Office; William Morris Endeavor.

IFP Week

Formerly known as the IFP Market, IFP Week is the oldest and largest forum in the U.S. for the discovery of new projects in development and new voices on the independent film scene. IFP Week is qualitatively and quantitatively the best and biggest opportunity in the nation for an independent filmmaker to find a funder or producer. Contained within IFP week is the No Borders program which is supported by established funding bodies (Consulate General of Israel, Proimágenes Colombia, South Africa’s National Film and Video Foundation, and Telefilm Canada) and support organizations (ACE, Berlinale Co-Production Market, Biennale College – Cinema, Cinemart, NFDC Cinemas of India/Film Bazaar, EAVE, Guanajuato Co-Production Market, Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum, Israel Film Fund, Istanbul Film Festival – Meetings on the Bridge, Jerusalem Pitch Point, Sofia Independent Film Festival, Sundance Institute, TorinoFilmLab, and Vina Del Mar Training & Networks, Chile).


IFP Labs

IFP’s Labs for Narrative and Documentary Features. The only free program in the U.S. supporting first-time feature directors at the crucial rough cut/post production stage. IFP seeks to ensure that at least 50% of the participating projects have an inclusive range of races, genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities and physical abilities in key positions.