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IFP Announces Jeffrey Sharp New Executive Director To Lead the Organization

"I am tremendously honored to be joining the IFP as its new Executive Director," said Sharp.  "IFP has had an enormous impact on the independent film industry in New York and around the world for the past forty years.  I am excited to begin working with the talented IFP team, IFP members and alumni as we continue to explore new opportunities and...

27th annual IFP Gotham Awards air LIVE Monday, November 27th!

  2017 IFP Gotham Awards LIVE this Monday night!                  This year's IFP Gotham Awards will be streamed live on our  official Facebook page this Monday, Nov...

IFP Film Week is Moving to Brooklyn

 Event To Include More Public Offerings and Increased Focus on Series, Digital, and VR Content   After 37 years in Manhattan, IFP’s signature event, IFP Film Week is moving across the river to Brooklyn. The event will set up shop in DUMBO anchored around its headquarters, the Made in NY Media Center By IFP. Since its downtown beginnings as the Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) in 1979, IFP Week has evolved into a must-attend gathering for the global storytelling comm...

IFP Minnesota's 15th Annual Midwest Filmmaker Conference Scheduled for May 3 and 4, 2014

Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota (IFP Minnesota) presents the 15th annual Midwest Filmmaker Conference in partnership with Minneapolis Community & Technical College (MCTC) Saturday and Sunday, May 2-4, 2014. Conference sessions take place at MCTC and IFP Minnesota and are tied-in to the Next Look screening series at the Walker Art Center.   IFP Minnesota's Midwest Filmmaker Conference has developed over the years in scope and impact in response to Minnesota's vibrant in...

IFP Filmmaker Conference - Starts Sunday!

Sept. 15-19, 2013, Lincoln Center, New York City Oscar-nominated producer Jon Kilik (The Hunger Games), filmmaker Lucien Castaing-Taylor (Leviathan), FilmNation CEO Glen Basner, and multimedia musician DJ Spooky all give their take on the state of the industry and what keeps them excited about the business. Plus, case studies of Fruitvale Station, Our Nixon, Sound City, Drunk History and interactive documentary Hollow. More fun! Pitch how-to panels, brainstorming games with...

Independent Spirit Awards Filmmakers grants winners

  SPIRIT AWARDS WINNERS TO BE REVEALED ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26,  WITH CEREMONY AIRING EXCLUSIVELY ON IFC AT 10:00 PM ET/PT   Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced the winners of its four filmmaker grant awards at the Spirit Awards Filmmaker Grant and Nominee Brunch held at BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood.  Sandra Oh and Terrence Howard hosted the casual event and handed out the honor...

WINTER'S BONE Is Big Winner At Gotham Awards

  WINTER'S BONE, the debut feature by director Debra Granik that won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, continues to cement its status as this year's "indie it" film with major wins at the Gotham Independent Film Awards, which were held in New York City on Monday evening. The 20th edition of the Awards gala, which is sponsored by the IFP, the indie filmmakers membership organization that also sponsors the New York Film Week market and screenings each Sept...

MoMA Hosts Gotham Award Nominees

   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...

Independent Film Week Swarms New York

  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...

IFP and United Nations Present Doc Conference

The Independent Feature Project (IFP), one of the largest filmmaker membership organizations in the United States, is joining forces with the United Nations Department of Public Information to present a one-day conference on the effect of documentaries as a tool to understanding world problems. The second annual "Envision: Addressing Global Issues through Documentaries" forum will be held on Saturday July 10th at TheTimesCenter, in New York City.  This jointly produced...

Thank you speeches from the Independent Spirit Awards winners

      Thank U Cam Best Female Lead Gabourey Thank U Cam Best Director Lee Daniels Thank U Cam Jeff Bridges Best Male Lead Crazy Heart Thank U Cam Best Supporting Male Woody Harrelson ...

Gotham Award Winners

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...

No Borders Co-Production Market In New York

 Friday, September 19-----One of the key events of the Independent Film Week in New York, organized by the IFP/Independent Feature Project this past week, is the No Borders International Co-Production Market. Now in its 14th year, No Borders is the only international co-production market in the U.S., connecting U.S. and international narrative projects at the script stage with financiers and buyers. "No Borders has become one of the great success stories of IFP's first 30 years," said...

New Canadian Films At Independent Film Week

  Wednesday, September 17-----Telefilm Canada, the national funding and promotion agency for Canadian cinema, is one of the partners in the Independent Feature Project's No Borders Co-Production Market. This morning, the organization presented a show reel of some of the most anticipated Canadian feature films, which will be making the festival rounds in the months to come. The intiative is part of the organization's support during the Independent Film Week activities, including several C...

Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival 2008 wrap-up / IndieWire article

DISPATCH FROM MARTHA'S VINEYARD | In Its Third Year, Festival Grows Beyond Local Event {C}{C} {C} by Cameron Yates (September 16, 2008) As September begins, Martha's Vineyard breathes a sigh of relief after 100,000 summer visitors have left, and the island's population returns to 15,000 year-round residents. The Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival, in its third year, is meant for those who remain, as Co-Directors Richard Paradise and Nevette Previd are quick...

Medicine For Melancholy Screens As IFP Opener

Tuesday, September 16------The American indie festival hit Medicine For Melancholy by director Barry Jenkins, kicked off the festivities at a gala screening held last night for the opening of the Independent Film Week, hosted by the Independent Feature Project (IFP).The San Francisco-based film stars Wyatt Cenac and Tracey Heggins as  two African-American twenty-somethings dealing with the conundrum of being a minority in a rapidly gentrifying San Francisco. The film earned raves at SXSW, Los...

Independent Film Week Lands In Manhattan

  Monday, September 15------In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Independent Feature Project (IFP), one of the oldest filmmaker organizations in America, is hosting this week's Independent Film Week (formerly the IFP Market). The name change reflects the organization's mission of discovering, showcasing, and supporting new independent film projects and talent. For full information, visit: www.independentfilmweek.comSince its founding in 1979, IFP has facilitated the development, financi...

Lydia Pilcher on film financing recorded at Independent Film Week

Lydia Pilcher producer of The Darjeeling Limited spoke about film financing at Independent Film Week Strong cast, chicken & egg stories... More at

Mayor Bloomberg will be recognized by IFP's Gotham Awards

IFP, the nation's largest membership organization of independent filmmakers, and, for 29 years, New York's preeminent film association, today announced that it will present a tribute to the Honorable Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor of New York, at the 17th Annual Gotham Awards Ceremony, taking place at Steiner Studios on Tuesday, November 27, 2007.  The Gotham Awards were established by IFP in 1991 to salute the innovative independent films and filmmakers whose passion and vision make their wa...

Tribute to the Honorable Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor of New York, at the 17th Annual Gotham Awards

IFP, the nation's largest membership organization of independent filmmakers, and, for 29 years, New York’s preeminent film association, today announced that it will present a tribute to the Honorable Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor of New York, at the 17th Annual Gotham Awards Ceremony, taking place at Steiner Studios on Tuesday, November 27, 2007.  The Gotham Awards were established by IFP in 1991 to salute the innovative independent films and filmmakers whose passion and vision make their way o...

Gotham Awards To Move To Brooklyn

Thursday, July 19------In yet another sign of Brooklyn's growing cache as a cultural destination, the Gotham Awards, one of the stellar events on the New York film industry calendar, is moving from its current site in Manhattan to Brooklyn's Steiner Studios, the largest studio facility in the city, located on the Brooklyn waterfront. The 17th Annual Gotham Awards, produced and presented by the Independent Feature Project (IFP), a national producers organization, will be presented at the ...

2007 IFP Rough Cut Lab

The 2007 IFP Rough Cut Lab will be held June 12-15 in New York City. This four-day program brings first-time narrative independent feature filmmakers together with one-to-one mentors and experienced professionals who offer personal guidance, feedback and advice on technical, creative and post-production issues that impact emerging filmmakers. IFP is currently the only Free Lab program in the U.S. that is currently helping independent filmmakers at the critical rough-cut stage to achieve the fu...

IFP Market: 28 Years of Promoting American Independent Cinema

One of the kickoffs to the new film season in New York is the annual IFP Market, which celebrates its 28th edition from September 17 to 21 at the Angelika Film Center and other downtown New York venues. Over the years, the Market has introduced leading films that have become acknowledged indie film classics and have launched the careers of many young filmmakers. The IFP, which stands for Independent Feature Project, is the leading national organization devoted to the art and industry of indepen...


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