IFP’s Independent Filmmaker Labs are now accepting submissions from first-time narrative and documentary filmmakers with a low-budget (under $1 million) feature in post-production. This unique year-long mentorship program supports new filmmakers through the completion, marketing, and distribution of their debut film, giving them the technical, creative, and strategic tools necessary to launch their films – and their careers.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 3, 2017
Twenty projects (10 documentaries; 10 narratives) will be selected for the annual program, which includes participation in the Project Forum of IFP’s Independent Film Week.
Lab alumni include Charles Poekel’s Christmas, Again, Lyric Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe’s (T)error, Terence Nance’s An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, Alexandre Moors’ Blue Caprice, and Chloé Zhao’s Songs My Brothers Taught Me. Past advisors and mentors include producers Scott Macaulay (Raising Victor Vargas), Joana Vicente (Coffee & Cigarettes), and Susan Stover (High Art), and directors Josh Mond (James White), Neil LaBute (In the Company of Men), and Craig Zobel (Compliance).