ifp labs

IFP’s Independent Filmmaker Labs are a year-long mentorship program for first-time filmmakers in post-production on a low-budget feature film. The Labs support 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.

IFP Lab alumni include Nijla Mu’min’s Jinn, Christina Choe’s Nancy, Kris Avedisian’s Donald Cried, Charles Poekel’s Christmas, Again, Chloé Zhao’s Songs My Brothers Taught Me, and Dee Rees’s Pariah. Past advisors and mentors include producers Scott Macaulay (Raising Victor Vargas), Joana Vicente (Coffee & Cigarettes), and Susan Stover (High Art), and directors Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), Josh Mond (James White), Neil LaBute (In the Company of Men), and Craig Zobel (Compliance).


SAGindie is a proud sponsor of the IFP Independent Filmmaker Labs. Other sponsors include the Time Warner Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Council on the Arts.


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