Pro Tools
•Register a festival or a film
Submit film to festivals Promote for free or with Promo Packages

FILMFESTIVALS | 24/7 world wide coverage

Welcome !

Enjoy the best of both worlds: Film & Festival News, exploring the best of the film festivals community.  

Launched in 1995, relentlessly connecting films to festivals, documenting and promoting festivals worldwide.

Working on an upgrade soon.

For collaboration, editorial contributions, or publicity, please send us an email here

User login


RSS Feeds 

Martin Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes services and offers



Established 1995 serves and documents relentless the festivals community, offering 92.000 articles of news, free blog profiles and functions to enable festival matchmaking with filmmakers.


Share your news with us at to be featured.  SUBSCRIBE to the e-newsletter.  

MEET YOUR EDITOR Bruno Chatelin - Check some of his interviews. Board Member of many filmfestivals and regular partner of a few key film events such as Cannes Market, AFM, Venice Production Bridge, Tallinn Industry and Festival...Check our recent partners.  

The news in French I English This content and related intellectual property cannot be reproduced without prior consent.


IPF Market revamped to Independent Film Week

For First Time, IPF Market Event Will Take Place at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology from September 14 - 19, 2008

Gearing up for its 30th anniversary this September, IFP today announced that its annual IFP Market has been officially renamed Independent Film Week to reflect its mission of discovering, showcasing, and supporting new independent film projects and talent.

IFP is the nation's oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers. Since its founding in 1979, IFP has facilitated the development, financing or distribution of 7,000 independent films, while more than 20,000 filmmakers have participated in its programs. The organization has fostered early work by leading filmmakers including Charles Burnett, Edward Burns, Martha Coolidge, Todd Haynes, Barbara Kopple, Michael Moore, John Sayles, Jim Jarmusch and Kevin Smith. More recently, IFP provided support for this year's Oscar-winning documentary short Freeheld, and the Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning Frozen River (Sony Pictures Classics, Aug. 2008).

Along with the name change, IFP also announced that Independent Film Week will move from Soho's Angelika Film Center and Puck Building to Chelsea's Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) and nearby venues. The move will better enable IFP to expand its activities.
According to Michelle Byrd, Executive Director of IFP, this year's new developments mark the culmination of a number of changes made to the event over the past several years, including the elimination of completed features six years ago.

 "In the film industry, the word 'Market' suggests business transactions, but IFP's commitment to filmmakers and their projects extends long beyond the six days of Independent Film Week," said Michelle Byrd, Executive Director of IFP. "Our goal is to provide a launching pad for career-spanning relationships, and we wanted our new name to encompass that broader mission."
As in the past, the centerpiece of Independent Film Week will be the "Project Forum," a showcase for 150 new works in development, of which half are documentaries. The Forum is divided into three sections: Emerging Narrative, for writers and writer/directors seeking producers; No Borders International Co-Production Market, for experienced producers seeking financing partners; and Spotlight on Documentaries, for projects in production and post-production that are currently seeking financing partners and festival invitations.
In 2007, more than 1,000 industry professionals attended the six-day event, and IFP arranged more than 2,000 one-on-one pitch meetings between filmmakers and executives from production companies, distributors, exhibitors, broadcasters, and film festivals. 

To attract the most-promising works-in-progress and encourage longer-term relationships with their creators, IFP is also eliminating fees for filmmakers accepted into the Project Forum.

Other highlights of Independent Film Week include the Independent Filmmakers Conference, a Showcase Screening from IFP's Independent Filmmaker Labs, and the Independent Filmmaker Awards Ceremony, in which more than $100,000 is awarded to filmmakers, including The Kodak Grand Jury Screenwriting Award, eight Panasonic Digital Filmmaker Grants, the Adrienne Shelly Director's Grant, and The Fledgling Fund Awards for a Socially Conscious Documentary and an Emerging Latino Filmmaker.
The submission deadlines for Independent Film Week begin May 2, 2008. For guidelines and submission forms, visit


The Bulletin Board

> The Bulletin Board Blog
> Partner festivals calling now
> Call for Entry Channel
> Film Showcase
 The Best for Fests

Meet our Fest Partners 

Following News

Interview with EFM (Berlin) Director



Interview with IFTA Chairman (AFM)



Interview with Cannes Marche du Film Director
 dailies live coverage from

> Live from India 
> Live from LA
Beyond Borders
> Locarno
> Toronto
> Venice
> San Sebastian

> Tallinn Black Nights 
> Red Sea International Film Festival

> Palm Springs Film Festival
> Kustendorf
> Rotterdam
> Sundance
Santa Barbara Film Festival SBIFF
> Berlin / EFM 
> Fantasporto
Houston WorldFest 
> Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
Cannes / Marche du Film 



Useful links for the indies:

Big files transfer
> Celebrities / Headlines / News / Gossip
> Clients References
> Crowd Funding
> Deals

> Festivals Trailers Park
> Film Commissions 
> Film Schools
> Financing
> Independent Filmmaking
> Motion Picture Companies and Studios
> Movie Sites
> Movie Theatre Programs
> Music/Soundtracks 
> Posters and Collectibles
> Professional Resources
> Screenwriting
> Search Engines
> Self Distribution
> Search sites – Entertainment
> Short film
> Streaming Solutions
> Submit to festivals
> Videos, DVDs
> Web Magazines and TV


> Other resources

+ SUBSCRIBE to the weekly Newsletter
+ Connecting film to fest: Marketing & Promotion
Special offers and discounts
Festival Waiver service

User images

About Editor

Chatelin Bruno

The Editor's blog

Bruno Chatelin Interviewed

Be sure to update your festival listing and feed your profile to enjoy the promotion to our network and audience of 350.000.     




View my profile
Send me a message