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IFP Week 2019 Public Programming Announced; Tickets Now On Sale
Public programming for the 41st IFP Week has been announced and includes a series of over 40 panel conversations, workshops, and screenings. IFP Week will take place in Brooklyn from September 15-19.
The week begins with a series of panel conversations with filmmakers at BRIC, then a pre-release screening of Amazon Studios CIA drama The Report starring Adam Driver, Jon Hamm, and Annette Bening. A Q&A with director Scott Z. Burns will follow.
New this year is Weekday Strands, a series of back-to-back panels with filmmakers, creatives, and industry professionals focusing on a common theme each day. One of many is Tête-à-Tête where Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi (Free Solo) and Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Todd Douglas Miller (Apollo 11) discuss their work and more.
IFP Week will also host the popular Direct Access program, where attendees have access to seasoned industry veterans who provide personalized advice in 6-hour workshops that demystify the filmmaking process in small groups of 30 or less.
Additionally, Meet the Decision Makers allows attendees to interact with top executives who advise filmmakers on the best ways to advance their careers and projects at representative company’s small roundtable talks. Participating companies include: Tribeca, Refinery29, IFC, Cinetic, Impact Partners, and many others.
Last Weeks for Industry Registration for IFP Week 2019
IFP Week is a must-attend event for financiers, distributors, production companies and producers, broadcasters and digital platforms, sales executives and festival programmers hoping to discover bold, original storytellers. IFP Week’s Project Forum features a curates selection of 150+ new fiction and nonfiction features and series in development, production, and post-production and hosts over 3,000 customized meetings between industry executives and artists.
Industry attendees in recent years made early connections with the creators of such works as American Factory, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Knock Down the House, Monos, The Tale, Sorry to Bother You, Moonlight, and the Silence of Others. IFP Week 2019 takes place September 15-19 in Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York. More info and registration here.
2019 IFP Gotham Awards Now Open for Submission
The first awards show of the season, the Gotham Awards, established in 1991, is one of the leading honors for independent film celebrating authentic voices behind and in front of the camera. The 29th Annual IFP Gotham Awards will take place this year at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on Monday, December 2nd. The deadline for submissions for the competition categories is September 19th 2019, and nominees will be announced on October 24th.
The top Gotham category winners in 2018 included The Rider (Best Feature); Hale County This Morning, This Evening (Best Documentary); First Reformed (Best Screenplay to Paul Schrader and Best Actor to Elsie Fisher); Toni Collette (Best Actress, Hereditary); Killing Eve (Breakthrough Series); and the Audience Award to Won’t You Be My Neighbor?.
Click here for full submission criteria and to submit.
Submission deadline – Thursday, September 19th
Made in NY Media Center Classes and Events
Learn research and writing processes crucial to story development for a documentary film, from the research process through the edit.
September 3, 5, and 10
This course offers a deep dive into US and international film financing, aiming to demystify the entire process and equip you with tools to create a package of your own.
Practice how to structure and formulate questions to get richer, more engaging responses from your interview subjects.
WE Master Leadership is a free workshop designed to help women entrepreneurs gain the critical management skills needed to start, operate, and grow a successful business.
Deadline: August 26
The Made in NY Podcast Certificate Program, a program produced through a partnership between the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) and the Made in NY Media Center by IFP, launched NYC’s first Podcast Certificate Program in January 2018. Since then, we have helped 58 students engage with the craft of podcasting and enter into the industry.
Deadline: September 2
A three-month accelerator for Media and Entertainment businesses looking to increase business, elevate their brand, expand audience reach, and respond to rapidly changing shifts in the market.
The Dumbo Innovators Meet-Up is a monthly series highlighting innovative companies in DUMBO, Brooklyn. At this lively mixer event, meet your neighbors and experience the vibrancy this community has to offer first-hand.
Our September guest, Jane’s Carousel, was built in 1922 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company. This beautifully restored ride is located in Brooklyn Bride Park and is open year-round.
American Factory is alumnus of Spotlight on Documentaries
Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar’s American Factory is a wry look at at what happens when America’s economic vulnerability comes toe-to-toe with a new era of ambitious Chinese expansion. It’s a tale threaded through with cinema verite scenes of union meeting and management pow-wows, and on and on, until what emerges is a difficult, often funny, but altogether urgent look at the future of labor. An unsettling question hangs over the company and the story: Will America’s Fuyao Glass employees succeed in unionizing?
Directed by Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar, Produced by Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar, Jeff Reichert, and Julie Parker Benello