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Independent Film Week Photo Diary

Cast for the New Voices! Screenplay Reading series in the greenroom. Cast for the New Voices! Screenplay Reading series in the greenroom.

One of the great things about working with filmmakers is often copious documentation of events. Which is great, because IFP’s 35th annual Independent Film Week went by in a blur for most of us staff. I’ve had a lot of fun digging through our archives and Instagram finding some gems from last week to share with you, to try and convey the incredible and hard-working week that it was.

Charlotte McClure (IFP Conference Assistant)

At first, it’s a bit disorienting to be there, so early on a Sunday.

 

-Tenzin Tsetan Choklay (director, "Bringing Tibet Home")

Food helps.

 

Aisha Singleton for IFP

At the Conference, we confirmed what everyone knows: Ryan Coogler (director, Fruitvale Station) is the nicest guy.

 

Chris Ohlson, producer, "Pardon My Downfall"

The filmmaker welcome party is always packed.

 

Jon Reiss, producer, "The Cure"

“On our way to our first spotlight on docs meeting” (Jon Reiss, producer of The Cure)

 

William Alden Manning for IFP

And the meetings are serious.

 

Courtesy @NewCutEncounters

IFP’s Amy Dotson and Atte Laurila of FAVEX welcome our international contingent at New Cut! No Borders Cocktail Reception

 

Courtesy @NewCutEncounters

Happy IFPers Arin, Andrew, Roisin, and Jenn in the sunshine.

 

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After two straight years of rainouts for the Independent Filmmaker Labs Showcase with Rooftop Films it was a thrill to have a gorgeous night complete with moody full moon.

 

Back at Film Week, meetings are still in full force, even under the pretense of a lunch…

 

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… or a drink.

 

William Alden Manning for IFP

Our Industry & Filmmaker shindig at Brooklyn Bowl…

 

…is definitely a highlight of the week.

 

Aisha Singleton for IFP

Back at the Conference, the Made in NY Media Center by IFP team is laughing it up, excited about our launch next month.

 

15. Aisha Singleton for IFP

…And DJ Spooky talked about the Filmmaker as DJ with Paper magazine’s Paul Hershkowits.

 

11. staff wrap drinks (Rose VG)

Exhausted at the end of the week, we troupe blurry eyed to the nearest pub for celebratory fried food and beers.

 

Nathan Fitch, director, "Island Soldier"

Recovering this week, we are reminded of why we do all this when we find this looking thru our photos:
“Finally going to unpack from trip to Afghanistan. Returned and jumped straight into exciting week of meetings at IFP Film Week. Finished this afternoon, and must say I’m ready for a little down time.”

 

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…and texts like this.

 

Photos by (in order): Rose Vincelli Gustine; Charlotte McClure (IFP Conference Assistant); Tenzin Tsetan Choklay (director, Bringing Tibet Home); Aisha Singleton for IFP; Chris Ohlson (producer, Pardon My Downfall); Jon Reiss (producer, The Cure); William Alden Manning for IFP; @NewCutEncounters; @NewCutEncounters; Doug Ross for IFP; Doug Ross for IFP; Doug Ross for IFP; William Alden Manning for IFP; Jeremy Lange (director, Farmer Veteran); Aisha Singleton for IFP; Aisha Singleton for IFP; Rose Vincelli Gustine; Nathan Fitch (director, Island Soldier).

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