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Rotterdam Lab welcomes 78 young film producers

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The International Film Festival Rotterdam welcomes 78 young film producers taking part in the 12th edition of the Rotterdam Lab. The participants of CineMart’s successful event for emerging producers have been nominated by the twenty-eight Rotterdam Lab partner organisations. Rotterdam Lab, part of CineMart, takes place January 28 – February 1. (See full list of participants attached and partner organisations below)For its 12th edition, Rotterdam Lab also welcomes eight new partner organisat...

11th annual Producers Lab filmmakers selected

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival has announced the filmmakers and projects selected for its 11th annual Producers Lab. Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the seven-week program takes place in Los Angeles and is designed to help producers improve their craft, and move their current projects into production in a nurturing, yet challenging creative environment. Film Independent has also awarde...

Bonds forge as Trans Atlantic Partners wraps at IFP

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Trans Atlantic Partners has wrapped its third module, in conjunction with the Independent Filmmaker Project in New York City, with several international partnerships expected to emerge in the coming months.Producer Antonello Cozzolino of Montreal says hosting an additional third module of the intensive co-production training program in New York was an inspired decision.“We went through the week with the same goals, helping each other when needed, and we leave New York knowing we have solid pot...

The Minneapolis Underground Film Festival Awards

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Now going into its fourth year, The Minneapolis Underground Film Festival is happy to announce a host of prizes developed to recognize underground filmmakers and their hidden gems. This year two deserving filmmakers will receive Cinequipt Sponsored award of $500 each towards equipment rental (some restrictions apply). This year each award category will feature a cash prize as well as a sponsored award and filmmakers that submit to this year’s festival will receive $15 off an individual IFP MN ...

Call for Entry Updates

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Now going into its fourth year, The Minneapolis Undergrond Film Festival is happy to announce a host of prizes developed to recognize underground filmmakers and their hidden gems. This year two deserving filmmakers will receive Cinequipt Sponsored award of $500 each towards equipment rental (some restrictions apply). This year each award category will feature a cash prize as well as a sponsored award and filmmakers that submit to this year's festival will receive $15 off an individual IFP MN m...

First Annual IFP/Power to the Pixel Cross-Media Forum Launches in New York, 2011

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  IFP announced today the launch of their new partnership with Power to the Pixel, the pioneering UK-based cross-media organization. The alliance will kick-off with the launch of the first joint annual IFP/Power to the Pixel Cross-Media Forum in New York City on April 19th, 2011, with the cross-media projects presented at the Forum also being included this fall in IFP's Independent Film Week. "Power to the Pixel has created an amazing reputation for itself in Europe as the most cu...

Film Independent producers lab selection

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14 FILMMAKERS & 9 PROJECTS SELECTED FOR FILM INDEPENDENT’S 2010 PRODUCERS LABFilm Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival just wrapped its 10th annual Producers Lab earlier this week with 14 filmmakers and 9 projects participating. Sponsored by Technicolor and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the seven-week program took place in Los Angeles and was designed to help producers improve their craft, and move their current projects into...

MoMA Hosts Gotham Award Nominees

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   LITTLE ROCK (Mike Ott, USA) In anticipation of the Gotham Independent Film Awards, the first significant awards show of the season that has been dubbed the "indie Oscars", the Film Department of the Museum of Modern Art will again host public screenings of the five indie nominees in the awards category Best Film Not Playing At A Theater Near You. As the title suggests, this category is devoted to films that have not yet been seen in theaters and may never find tra...

MoMA Hosts Gotham Award Nominees

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In anticipation of the Gotham Independent Film Awards, the first significant awards show of the season that has been dubbed the "indie Oscars", the Film Department of the Museum of Modern Art will again host public screenings of the five indie nominees in the awards category Best Film Not Playing At A Theater Near You. As the title suggests, this category is devoted to films that have not yet been seen in theaters and may never find traditional theatrical distribution. The award is part of the i...

Distribution U panel organised in New York by IFP

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DISTRIBUTION U. New YorkSaturday, November 13, 2010, 8:30 AM - 5:45 PM NYU Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street How can filmmakers design innovative — and extremely effective — marketing and distribution strategies for their current project? Addressing that question is the core focus of Distribution U., a one-day "crash course" taking place in New York for the first time on November 13th. Presented by leading distribution strategist Peter Broderick and Scott Kirsner, author of the book "Fa...

New York: Independent Film Week

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Formerly known as the Independent Feature Project Market, the Independent Film Week now consists of the Independent Filmmaker Conference and the Project Forum celebrated its 32nd anniversary from September 19-23, 2010 at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. Arranged by IFP it is the longest running networking and educational event for independent film makers. According to IFP the organization has been involved in the production of 7000 films and has assisted 20,000 filmmakers since it...

Career Tributes Announced for 20th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards™

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Signaling the official kick-off to the film awards season, IFP announced today that director Darren Aronofsky, actors Hilary Swank and Robert Duvall, and Focus Features CEO, James Schamus, will each be presented with a career Tribute at the 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Awards™ on Monday, November 29th at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. This year’s Tribute selection represents a range of individuals who are all veterans well-versed in the journey between lower-budget indepe...

Independent Film Week Swarms New York

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  Independent Film Week, a multi-layered program of screenings, conferences, co-production networking events and filmmaker pitch sessions has kicked off the New York film season with a vengeance. Under the auspices of the Independent Feature Project (IFP), the venerable filmmakers organization, this year's event involves both professionals and film buffs in a dizzying schedule of activities around the city of New York from September 19 to 23. The Independent Film Week kicked off w...

BAMcineFEST Grows in Brooklyn

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BAMcinemaFEST is back for year two at Brooklyn's BAMcinématek, where its slate of New York premieres stands to fuel its rep as a local Cape Canaveral of independent films. The June 9–20, 2010 spectacle is challenging lazy Manhattanites like me to rethink our scout pledge, "I'll never leave the island for culture." P.T. Barnum paraded 21 elephants across the Brooklyn Bridge, so an hour subway ride shouldn't be such an ordeal.  Especially not when it comes to attractions...

Rotterdam Lab welcomes 67 producers for tenth anniversary edition

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The International Film Festival Rotterdam welcomes sixty-seven young producers taking part in the tenth anniversary edition of Rotterdam Lab. CineMart’s highly successful event for emerging producers has expanded steadily over the past decade. The participants have been nominated by the twenty-one Rotterdam Lab partner organizations. Rotterdam Lab, part of CineMart, takes place January 30 – February 3. (See full list of participants and partner organizations below) Rotterdam Lab Coordinato...

Gotham Award Winners

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The awards season is officially on with the presentation last evening of the GOTHAM INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS in New York City. The Awards are sponsored by  the Independent Feature Project/IFP, a filmmaker organization that is at the forefront of the American independent film movement. The Iraq war drama THE HURT LOCKER has solidified its chances at Oscar gold by winning two awards, was named Best Feature and captured the prize for Best Ensemble Cast (shared by Jeremy Renner, Antho...

Gotham Award Winners

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The awards season is officially on with the presentation last evening of the GOTHAM INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS in New York City. The Awards are sponsored by the Independent Feature Project/IFP, a filmmaker organization that is at the forefront of the American independent film movement. The Iraq war drama THE HURT LOCKER has solidified its chances at Oscar gold by winning two awards, was named Best Feature and captured the prize for Best Ensemble Cast (shared by Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian...

AFM 09 announces seminars and conferences

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The 2009 American Film Market today announced its schedule of seminars and conferences to be held between Nov. 4 and 11. Celebrating its 30th year, the AFM will showcase panels on film financing opportunities, local and international distribution trends, marketing strategies and digital technologies. The sessions will include film executives, producers, writers, directors, distributors, financiers and attorneys. This year’s seminars and conferences will include the annual “AFM Finance Confer...

New York: IFP 2009 Independent Film Week and Conference

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In the context of a weak economy, the scarcity of   income generating outlets for independent productions, and the constantly rising number of prospective film makers, the 31st edition of the annual IFP, Independent Feature project was held from September 19 – 24 in New York City.  After the demise of AIVF (Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers) IFP remains the most important organization catering to independent film makers and had about 10 000 members, including the Los A...

The Global Film Village: FILM INDEPENDENT AWARDS SLOAN PRODUCERS GRANT

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By Marla Lewin 9 PROJECTS FOR 2009 PRODUCERS LAB FILMMAKERS ALSO SELECTED BY FILM INDEPENDENT LOS ANGELES (October 12, 2009) — Last night at a special reception concluding the 2009 edition of Film Independent’s Filmmaker Forum, Josh Welsh, Film Independent’s Director of Talent Development, awarded Jenny Deller and Kristin Fairweather its 3rd annual Sloan Producers Grant for their feature film project Future Weather.  Deller and Fairweather will receive a $25,000 production grant, and p...

New York: IFP 2009 Independent Film Week and Conference

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In the context of a weak economy, the scarcity of income generating outlets for independent productions, and the constantly rising number of prospective film makers, the 31st edition of the annual IFP, Independent Feature project was held from September 19 – 24 in New York City. After the demise of AIVF (Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers) IFP remains the most important organization catering to independent film makers and had about 10 000 members, including the Los Angeles chap...

Ten Ways for Festival Directors and Staff to Sharpen Their Skills

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1. Ten Ways for Festival Directors and Staff to Sharpen Their Skills Leadership I. Always work to add general knowledge and skills, improve on what you know during the slow periods. Take a computer or business class, film history or film theory class, learn marketing or work on learning a language. Many of these programs are available through the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club or local business associations.II. If your travel budget is limited, offer to serve on panels or juries at festivals.S...

Kimberley Reed

After studying cinema at UC Berkeley (B.A.) and San Francisco State University (M.A.), Kimberly Reed was looking forward to a promising career as a filmmaker. She was a young, award-winning filmmaker (Views of My Father Weeping), had worked as a commercial editor, had traveled the world directing and producing travel documentaries, and had become an early expert in the nascent field of digital filmmaking and post

Ifp Market

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The IFP Market is a weeklong showcase, held each fall in New York, for features, works-in-progress, shorts, scripts, and documentary projects by independent filmmakers.

Independent Feature Film Market

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The early submission deadline for films and scripts is May 18, and the final deadline is June 8. For an application, check http://www.ifp.org
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