IFP Week, now in its 41st year, is a signature program of the Independent Feature Project (IFP) and the only multiple-platform, international co-production market for projects in the United States. Taking place at IFP’s Made in NY Media Center and nearby venues in New York City, IFP Week spans 5 days with Panels, Meet the Decision Makers, Direct Access, the Rooftop Films Screening Series, and immersive installations.
The full week facilitates over 5,000 storyteller/industry meetings, a multi-day conference, film, television and new media screenings, audio listening stations, future-forward panels and special events. Nearly 4,000 filmmakers, series, audio and new media creators, members of the public, and related industry representatives attend annually.
The week is centered on compelling independent content for the big screen, small screen, and beyond.
Formerly known as the IFP Market, IFP Week is the oldest and largest forum in the U.S. for the discovery of new projects in development from both established filmmakers and new voices on the independent scene.
Founded in 1979, The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) is the largest and longest running not-for-profit dedicated to independent film.
IFP continues to champion the future of storytelling by connecting artists across various media disciplines with essential resources at all stages of their career and projects’ development. IFP fosters a vibrant and sustainable independent creative community, represents a growing network of storytellers around the world, and plays a key role in developing 350 fiction and nonfiction works each year. During its 40-year history, IFP has supported over 10,000 projects and offered resources to more than 30,000 filmmakers, including Barry Jenkins, Dee Rees, Laura Poitras, Richard Linklater and Ava Duvernay.
IFP offers support to creators in varying stages of their project: funding, development, pre-production, production and distribution. They host narrative and documentary labs, IFP week’s Project Forum conference, as well as fiscal sponsorship initiatives. Year-round public programming also offers creative insight as well as technological and business guidance, which includes Filmmaker Magazine, IFP Week, The Gotham Film Awards, and the Filmmaker Labs. IFP’s latest initiative, the Made in NY Media Center by IFP, is an incubator space developed with the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, where storytellers from multiple disciplines, industries, and platforms can create, collaborate and connect. Combined with the Media Center’s programming—which also includes seminars, conferences, and mentorships—IFP creates exciting and inclusive opportunities for new an established voices from a diverse range of racial, ethnic, religious, ideological, and sexual perspectives.
More info at IFP.org.