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IFP Announces Documentary Projects for Annual IFP Labs

by Chase Harrison on May 20, 2019

Brooklyn, NY (May 20, 2019) – The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) announced today the 10 feature films selected for the Documentary Lab, part of the IFP Filmmaker Labs, IFP’s year-long fellowship for first-time filmmakers currently in post-production on their debut feature. The Labs will support the creative teams as …

Congratulations to the 2019 IFP Cannes Producer’s Network Fellows

by April Bethea on May 16, 2019

Selected from an incredibly strong pool of applicants, which includes both narrative and documentary producers, this year’s attending fellows are: Alvaro R. Valente (Night Comes On), Beth Levison (32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide), Diane Quon (Minding the Gap), Ki Jin Kim (Columbus), Rachael Fung (Little Woods), Sabrina Schmidt Gordon (Quest), …

The Blackhouse Foundation And IFP To Partner For 2019 Multicultural Producers Lab

by April Bethea on January 29, 2019

PARK CITY, UT (January 28, 2019) — The Independent Filmmaker Project (“IFP”), the nation’s oldest and largest U.S.-based non-profit dedicated to supporting the future of independent filmmaking and storytelling, is teaming up with The Blackhouse Foundation, a leading non-profit organization that works to expand opportunities for black multi-platform …

Congratulations to IFP’s 2019 Rotterdam Lab Fellows!

by April Bethea on December 19, 2018

Through its long-standing partnership with CineMart, IFP annually selects two producers to participate in the Rotterdam Lab. The 2019 participants are Matthew Petock (Flies Collective) and Avril Speaks (Azuspeak Productions).

In 2011 Matthew Petock co-founded Flies Collective, the Brooklyn-based production company behind HIDE YOUR SMILING FACES (2013), AMERICANA (2016), …

28th Annual IFP Gotham Awards Winners Announced

by Zach Mandinach on November 27, 2018

Top Awards go to THE RIDER and HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING for Best Feature and Best Documentary; WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? Receives the Gotham Audience Award; ETHAN HAWKE and TONI COLLETTE Win Best Actor and Best Actress Awards


New York, NY (Monday, November 26, 2018) – The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) …

Nominations Announced for the 28th Annual IFP Gotham Awards

by Zach Mandinach on October 18, 2018

New York, NY (October 18, 2018) – The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation’s premier member organization of independent storytellers, announced today the nominees for the 28th Annual IFP Gotham Awards. Ten competitive awards will be presented to independent features and series. In addition to the competitive awards, Gotham Tributes …