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IFP and The Film Society of Lincoln Center Announce Collaboration for Independent Film Week 2011

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • September 21, 2011 2:00 AM
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Independent Film Project (IFP) and the Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced the new collaboration that includes the relocation of IFP’s signature program, Independent Film Week, to The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center and to provide joint programming during the New York Film Festival. Both partners will present a daylong event in October that will showcase emerging artists engaging with industry powers.

IFP’s Independent Film Week To Launch “Future of Film Today” Short Film Series

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • September 20, 2011 12:00 PM
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New York, NY – In partnership with Royal Bank of Canada and the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment, IFP announced the launch of the “The Future of Film Today” short film series, highlighting the work and personal stories of six talented New York-based independent filmmakers during Independent Film Week. Formerly known as the IFP Market, Independent Film Week is the leading forum in the U.S. dedicated to discovering and showcasing new independent film projects and talent. It is the place where filmmakers, film lovers and film professionals can come together to support new projects in development and new voices on the independent film scene.

IFP Film Week “Sneak Preview” Public Screening Series at Central Park & The Highline

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • September 19, 2011 7:00 AM
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“Sneak Preview” Public Screening Series at Central Park & The Highline

IFP Announces Titles for Project Forum - The Centerpiece of Independent Film Week

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • September 18, 2011 6:30 AM
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150 New Films in Development from Emerging & Established Filmmakers

Toronto International Film Festival Other Programs

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • September 1, 2011 2:30 AM
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The Toronto International Film Festival®’s Industry Programmes continue to develop and support the film industry, both at home and around the world, through innovative networking and career-development initiatives. The 2011 TIFF Industry programming lineup presents diverse sessions that explore the worlds of gaming, international co-production, costume design, soundtracks and music scoring, and provides a forum for provocative conversations about complex issues including funding, VOD distribution models, and the burgeoning Chinese film industry. The Festival welcomes industry professionals from around the world including filmmakers Bruce McDonald (Hard Core Logo II), Morgan Spurlock (Comic-Con: Episode IV – A Fan's Hope), Nick Broomfield (Sarah Palin – You Betcha!), Michael Dowse (Goon); producer Ted Hope (Dark Horse, Martha Marcy May Marlene); Relativity Media CEO Ryan Kavanaugh; and musician Jason Collett, and presents a special look at Fortissimo Films’ storied and successful 20-year history with chairman Michael Werner.

EFP PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO

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  • August 8, 2011 3:00 AM
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2011 Participants Revealed for PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO

Sunrise, a Film About Child Trafficking in India

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • June 23, 2011 4:29 AM
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Sunrise, the film is an international social media experiment about Child Trafficking in India.

Women to Watch - Joana Vicente, Executive Director, Independent Feature Project New York City

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • June 16, 2011 2:30 AM
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Independent Film Matters

Internet Fundraising: Rocks Snakes

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • March 4, 2011 3:30 AM
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Introduction by Peter Belsito, Guest BloggerThe below piece (really feels like a diary entry) by a filmmaker of our acquaintance introduces an interesting and worthy project attempting to raise funds over the internet. This indie feature, a dramatic film, is going through a process now that is becoming more established and useful in our indie world.What is the main problem today? As Ted Hope, profiled recently in this blog, eloquently said, "the rules for funding have fundamentally changed". Basically as we see it more and more films are coming on line every day and funding sources have not kept up (i.e. have not been increasing).What to do? How to get these things made? Our filmmakers, always an enterprising bunch, have correctly touched upon the internet's 'community aspect', the ability to reach a large number of (sympathetic) people and also to reach 'your demographic', i.e. the ones who should will and want to help you create your vision, 'your' people. They get involved now and will also form the core of your future viewing audience. Getting them involved (i.e. by giving money at this early stage in whatever amounts) is an excellent thing. We also think that while this is a good thing, it is not ever easy. If you want easy take a holiday in Afghanistan now - because film is never easy - just kidding of course but you get my point. Lastly, I can't wait to see the limo bikini drivers film (again just kidding) but I understand perfectly how that harebrained film concept motivated our high minded filmmaker David. His odyssey begins below. We will revisit his efforts as time passes and that way will have a ground level view on this interesting DIY film project.

Rotterdam Cinema Reloaded

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • January 29, 2011 3:29 AM
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The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) finishes the first phase of its Cinema Reloaded program with the launch of its first two crowd-funded short films. These films by Ho Yuhang and Alexis Dos Santos are supported by hundreds of individual donations from Cinema Reloaded co-producers. For them, the premiere on Sunday January 30 is a chance to see the work they have backed reach the big screen. It is also a celebration of the active commitment of the IFFR to support digital innovation.

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