numerous opportunities for filmmakers in the latest IFP Newsletter

A bunch of good opportunities in the latest IFP newsletter. Sign up HERE for the complete listing.


IFP's 2014 Independent Filmmaker Labs Open for Submissions

IFP's unique yearlong mentorship program supports first-time feature directors when they need it most:  through the completion, marketing and distribution of their films.  Focusing exclusively on low-budget features (<$1million), this highly immersive program provides filmmakers with the technical, creative and strategic tools necessary to launch their films – and their careers. Through the Labs, IFP works to ensure that talented emerging voices receive the support, resources, and industry exposure necessary to reach audiences. Open to all first time feature documentary and narrative directors with films in post-production. Twenty projects (10 documentaries and 10 narratives) are selected for the annual program which has three components: the Time Warner Completion Lab in the spring, the Marketing Lab in September, and the Distribution Lab in December. All Lab projects also automatically participate in the Project Forum of IFP’s Independent Film Week. Lab alumni projects include Stacie Passon's Concussion (RADiUS-TWC), Alexandre Moors' Blue Caprice (Sundance Selects), Penny Lane's Our Nixon (CNN Films and Cinedigm), Daniel Patrick Carbone's Hide Your Smiling Faces (Tribeca Film), Lotfy Nathan's 12 O'Clock Boys (Oscilloscope), Lucy Mulloy's Una Noche (Sundance Selects), Omar Mullick & Bassam Tariq's These Birds Walk (Oscilloscope), Dee Rees' Pariah (Focus Features), and Terence Nance's An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (Variance Films).

Upcoming deadlines for the 2014 Labs are March 7 (Documentary) and April 4 (Narrative). For more info and to apply, click here.


Apply Now to IFP’s Premiere International Producing Program, Trans Atlantic Partners

IFP is thrilled to announce that our Trans Atlantic Partners (TAP) program is now accepting applications for 2014! TAP is a program for U.S. independent producers with more than five years of professional experience in the film and television industry (and at least one feature film or TV series produced) looking to expand their networks and learn more about how to finance, structure and produce international co-ventures. The program includes intensive hands-on-training, one-on-one meetings with key industry professionals, case studies, & sales, distribution, and legal training.

Recent IFP alumni producers include Nekisa Cooper (Pariah), Soojin Chung (Escape from Tomorrow), Jennifer Fox (My Reincarnation), Alex Johnes (The House I Live In), Susan Lewis (The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete), and Ryan Zacarias (I Used to Be Darker).

The deadline to apply is March 25, 2014. For more information and to apply today, go here.

Call for Entries



Application Opens: February 3, 2014

HBOAccess is a program that provides project development, mentorship, and master classes to diverse directors. At the end of the four-week session in June filmmakers will be given a budget to create short form content for HBO to be shot in late summer. The application process will open on February 3, 2014 and close on March 3, 2014 or the date we reach the submission cap, whichever occurs first. Submissions must be made through Without A Box, and will be capped at 500.

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SAG-AFTRA Low Budget Agreements Made Simple

6PM Thursday, 2/13 at SAG's NY and LA Branches

Important Notice: New York Offices Have Moved to a New Location! Our brand new space is located on the 5th floor at 1900 Broadway, across from Lincoln Center between 63rd and 64th streets.

SAG-AFTRA Theatrical Business Representatives will walk you through signing SAG-AFTRA Low Budget Agreements from start to finish. Workshops are held the 2nd Thursday of every month from 6 to 8pm, and are FREE. Workshops fill up quickly so RSVP now! If you sign up for a workshop but can't attend you must call to cancel your reservation no later than 48 hours before the workshop. For more information and to RSVP, click here.



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4th Annual Northside DIY Film Competition

The winning feature and short films will be awarded over $10,000 in value and services! Northside will also host a special screening of the winning films with an after-party to celebrate our award-winning filmmakers and their crew. Plus, your film will be watched by some of the coolest names in the 'biz, as past jurors of the competition have included Rosie Perez, Ted Hope (Producer), Scott Macaulay (Editor, Filmmaker Magazine), and Alex Karpovsky (Actor, Girls and Director, Red Flag). 2014 Jurors include Matthew Grady (Factory 25) and Kentucker Audley (NoBudge Films, Sun Don't Shine) with more to be announced.

Deadline: March 3, 2014. For more information and to submit your film, click here.



Asian Side of the Doc 2014

Register now for Asian Side of the Doc 2014, the key market for documentary producers, broadcasters and distributors. Four days of networking, meetings, pitching sessions, conference sessions and social events to connect you with the booming Asian factual TV market.

Be one of the 600 participants and register online before March 7th, 2014.

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Sundance Institute Short Film Challenge

Sundance Institute has started a new project that will use independent filmmaking to shed light on poverty and hunger around the world. The competition, which will receive support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, invites submissions of short documentary or narrative films (of 3-8 minutes) that depict innovations being made by individuals to combat poverty. The chosen films will receive a $10,000 grant and an invitation to a private screening of the films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Submissions are free and due before July 1, 2014.

To learn more about the project and how to enter, click here.


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