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.
At first, it’s a bit disorienting to be there, so early on a Sunday.
At the Conference, we confirmed what everyone knows: Ryan Coogler (director, Fruitvale Station) is the nicest guy.
The filmmaker welcome party is always packed.
“On our way to our first spotlight on docs meeting” (Jon Reiss, producer of The Cure)
And the meetings are serious.
IFP’s Amy Dotson and Atte Laurila of FAVEX welcome our international contingent at New Cut! No Borders Cocktail Reception
Happy IFPers Arin, Andrew, Roisin, and Jenn in the sunshine.
…And DJ Spooky talked about the Filmmaker as DJ with Paper magazine’s Paul Hershkowits.
Exhausted at the end of the week, we troupe blurry eyed to the nearest pub for celebratory fried food and beers.
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.”
…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).