Discover New Talent & Projects
What is it?
A curated selection of 150 fiction & non-fiction features and series projects in development through post production from around the world. In addition to this year’s Project Forum, 20 audio projects are added to the selection.
It is a must attend event for financiers, distributors, producers, executives, and festival programmers to access bold, original talent early.
Want to know more about the types of projects in the Project Forum? Learn more here about the breakdown of Project Forum sections.
As the oldest and only co-production market in the US, we curate 3,000 customized meetings for executives during IFP Week’s Project Forum. Additional opportunities for discovery occur at IFP’s Filmmaker Lab Showcase, SAGindie’s Reading Series and IFP’s Meet the Programmer Meetings.
Why IFP Week?
IFP has played a vital role in launching the careers of now-established directors including Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine), Moira Demos & Laura Ricciardi (Making a Murderer), Robert Eggers (The Witch), Ciro Guerra (Embrace of the Serpent), Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), David Lowery (A Ghost Story), Laura Poitras (Citizenfour), Dee Rees (Mudbound), Roger Ross Williams (Life, Animated), and Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild).
Criteria for Registration
Due to our limited space for scheduled meetings, we restrict the number of participating Industry to those that can meaningfully further the selected projects.
Select Industry accessing IFP’s Project Forum meetings with talent are identified as only those companies that can actively produce, acquire, sell, distribute, or finance projects; established literary, TV, digital or talent agents or managers.
We will similarly limit “Freelance Producers” participating in the Project Forum meetings to producers with a proven track record of shepherding at least one feature film through development, production, and distribution.