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on Aug 17, 2007

IFP Documentary Rough Cut Lab – November 6 – 9, 2007, NYC

The IFP Documentary Rough Cut Lab is a national program connecting mentors and projects before they are submitted to festivals. The Lab aims to identify 10 high quality independently produced documentaries each year that can benefit from the support and expertise of experienced film professionals. The key creative teams of these projects receive feedback from a range of professionals in editing, scoring, post delivery, outreach, marketing and publicity, sales representation and festival strategy. The 2007 Documentary Lab Leaders: the documentary production team of Arts Engine, Inc.: (Election Day, Deadline, Arctic Son, Nuyorican Dream).

As part of IFP’s ongoing commitment to diversity, the Documentary Rough Cut Lab seeks to ensure that at least 50% of the participating projects have an inclusive range of races, genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities and physical abilities in key creative positions. Key criteria: the Lab is for first-time documentary feature directors who have at minimum a full rough assembly for consideration. Full criteria and submission procedures are available at

Submission deadline: September 10.

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