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IFP Launches 2013 Independent Film Week Call for Entries

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) is currently seeking completed screenplays and documentary work-in-progress for their annual Independent Film Week (September 15-19), the oldest and largest forum in the U.S. for the discovery of new projects in development and new voices on the independent film scene. Every year, Independent Film Week introduces 160+ exciting new projects to the industry, months and years before they hit the festival circuit and beyond. They are looking for the next class of great storytellers with new project ideas.

The Project Forum is a meetings-driven forum connecting filmmakers with producers, funders, distributors, broadcasters, sales agents, festival programmers, and more. The three sections of the Project Forum with open applications are:

  • Emerging Storytellers. This section connects writers and writer/directors with producers and agents who can develop, produce, represent and finance their scripts. Recent participants include Destin Daniel Cretton’sShort Term 12; Shaka King’s Newlyweeds; Erin Greenwell’s My Best Day; Matt Porterfield’s Putty Hill, Derek Cianfrance’s Blue Valentine, and  Dee Rees’ Pariah. For more info and to apply, click here. Deadline is May 3
  • No Borders International Co-Production Market. This section connects established narrative producers with financiers, distributors, sales agents and international partners. Recent participants include David Lowery Ain’t Them Bodies Saints; Behn Zeitlin’s Beasts of the SouthernWild; Rama Burshtein’s Fill The Void; Anais Barbeau-Lavalette’sInch’Allah; Ry Russo-Young’s Nobody Walks; and Liza Johnson’sReturn. For more info and to apply, click here. Deadline is May 3
  • Spotlight on Documentaries. This section connects filmmakers in production or post-production with financing partners, broadcasters, distributors, and film festival programmers. Recent participants include Martha Shane and Lana Wilson’s After Tiller; Katie Dellamaggiore’s Brooklyn Castle; Zachary Heinzerling’s Cutie and the Boxer; Dawn Porter’s Gideon’s Army; Marshall; Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine’s Inocente, and Lauren Greenfield’s The Queen of Versailles. For more info and to apply, click here. Final Deadline: May 24.
Image from award-winning IFP documentary The Queen of Versailles.