IFP Announces Public Events for IFP Film Week
IFP’s signature event, IFP Film Week, has expanded this year to include numerous screenings, talks, meet ups, exhibitions, and tours open to the public and centered on cutting-edge independent content for the big screen, small screen and Internet. Public programs run September 17-22 in and around IFP’s headquarters, Made in NY Media Center by IFP in DUMBO, Brooklyn. At a press reception last night at the IFP’s Made in New York Media Center, IFP’s Head of Programming, Amy Dotson, noted that some 5,000 meetings for attending filmmakers were being set up for Film Week itself, which remains the only international co-production market in the US.
IFP Screen Forward Conference kicks off the week, including talks with some of the most interesting, innovative and outspoken storytellers today, including Laura Poitras, Oscar-winning director (Citizenfour); Ezra Edelman, (director, OJ: Made in America); Amy Emmerich (CCO Refinery 29); actress and activist Rose McGowan; and creator Issa Rae (Awkward Black Girl and HBO’s upcoming Insecure). Also scheduled are behind the scenes chats with the cast and creators of Hamilton’s America, featuring cast members of Hamilton; cult webseries and upcoming HBO series High Maintenance; doc sensation Weiner; innovative horror film The Witch; Hello, My Name is Doris, one of the highest grossing indie films of the year; and Antonio Campos’ exciting upcoming film, Christine, staring Rebecca Hall.
Public screenings and parties include:
- The 12th annual IFP Film Lab Showcase, held at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1 on Tuesday, September 20. Giving audiences a first look at twenty exciting new feature films, before their festival premieres, this outdoor screening features excerpts from the new films from the emerging talent. The Labs are the nation’s only program that supports diverse feature filmmakers when they need it most: through the completion, marketing and distribution of their first features.
- Wednesday, September 21, join the IFP’s Future of Filmmaking at BRIC’s The Stoop, which will feature innovative writers and directors working in film, television, and digital platforms, discussing how they tell stories – and make a living – across multiple platforms. Speakers will include Ingrid Jungermann (F to 7th), Chris Kelly (Other People), Jessie Komitor (People of New York), and Chioke Nassor (Late Night with Seth Meyers).
- Wednesday, September 21, the IFP Screen Forward Lab Showcase at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1 will give audiences a first look at twenty exciting new television and webseries, before their broadcast and digital premieres.