A primary outcome for all artists participating in the Project Forum is the facilitation of career-spanning relationships with potential distributors, financiers, production companies, festival programmers, sales & talent agents, collaborators, & others. These invaluable relationships continue well beyond the 5 days of IFP Week. Projects are selected each year in the following sections:
No Borders (Fiction Work)
The No Borders program offers both fiction feature filmmakers and series creators the opportunity to attend IFP Week and meet with various members of industry in an effort to help move their projects forward, broaden their networks, and find a level of career sustainability. The No Borders program consists of these specific sub-sections:
U.S. Features: Fiction feature films ranging in stages of early development through post-production, from emerging to established US-based writer-directors. Projects can range from just the writer-director, with little to no attachments in place, to more developed projects with financing and/or other attachments.
International Features: Fiction features progressing toward production (in later stages of development) presented by producers from around the world. Projects must be submitted through one of IFP’s Presenting Partners. By invitation only. Learn More.
Narrative Series: Suited for scripted episodic works (including short form, half-hour and hour-long series). Projects are eligible from the development stage (pilot script and pitch/series bible), up to the entire unreleased completed series.
Spotlight on Documentaries
For emerging and established documentarians, this program connects 60+ work-in-progress non-fiction features and series with financiers, distributors, broadcasters, sales companies, and festival programmers.
Suitable for audio projects of all lengths and genres and for audio-specific components of existing works. Projects at any stage of development and production are eligible to apply. Submissions are now open for audio projects.