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IFP Announces Project Forum Slate for Independent Film Week September 14-18, 2014

  • By Peter Belsito
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  • July 25, 2014 8:30 AM
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IFP announced its 2014 slate of 133 new films in development and works in progress selected for its esteemed Project Forum at Independent Film Week. This one-of-a-kind event brings the international film and media community to New York City to advance new projects by nurturing the work of both emerging and established independent artists and filmmakers.

Online Film Financing: A New and Soon-to-be Indispensable Tool

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • May 18, 2014 10:00 AM
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Going to Cannes? As registrants of the market, every year we receive many booklets that are useful throughout the year. For many years we have been receiving the Funds Book which lists useful figures and statistics as compiled by the European Audiovisual Obervatory, an arm of the Council of Europe ( www.obs.coe.int) . Now the information is available in an online interactive format most useful to producers. The Online Film Financing Project (OLFFI PROJECT http://www.olffi.com/) is…

IFP Seeks Screenplays, Documentaries, Web Series For 36th Annual Independent Film Week

  • By Peter Belsito
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  • April 21, 2014 10:30 AM
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I always try to attend IFP's Independent Film Week in NYC after TIFF Toronto. It is a great networking event, the projects are fine and the filmmakers come from all over the world. You should submit your project here and come to it!!

Festival Prep: What An Indie Filmmaker Needs To Know About Going Global

  • By Peter Belsito
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  • January 26, 2014 9:38 PM
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Here’s a quick primer for independent filmmakers on how to navigate the international markets.

London's First Micro-Budget Market

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • October 26, 2013 7:00 PM
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The first ever Film London's Micro-Budget Market took place in Central London October 16-17 to help connect 19 filmmaking teams with financiers interested in great ideas at low cost.

Festival Focus: American Film Festival in Wrocław and U.S. in Progress Projects

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • October 26, 2013 5:00 PM
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The American Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland (22-27 October 2013) screened over 80 films from the American independent cinema landscape being the only one of its kind in Eastern and Central Europe. During the festival the two-day workshop known as U.S. in Progress took place to highlight 6 developing projects.

Festival Focus: Raindance Film Festival - Winners Announced

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • October 19, 2013 6:00 PM
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The 2013 Raindance Film Festival came to a close recently in London after screening 100 feature films and over 150 shorts. Being the premier independent film festival in Europe the exposure given to the films presented is invaluable. The festival also serves as a platform to nurture new talented filmmakers and their developing projects. Now in its 21st edition the Raindance Film Festival continues with the tradition of highlighting edgy, innovative, and out-of-the-norm projects with a unique voice.

Fandor, On-Demand Movie Service, Launches in Canada

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • October 7, 2013 3:00 PM
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Leading the field of VOD services like Netflix and HULU Plus, which carry enormous amount of films and TV shows; however, for those who look for the fully "indie" experience Fandor is the best alternative, and will now be available for Canadian audiences.

Slated, A New Way to Raise Money for Your Film

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 20, 2013 10:57 PM
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I want to thank my friend Dave Tripet for bringing Slated as it was covered in the New York Times August 4 to my attention. Today I listened to KCRW as John Horn interviewed Marina Zenovich whose sequel doc on Polanski, Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out, received post-production financing through Slated in 2012. Her first doc in 2008 on Polanski, Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired, won two Emmys.

What’s Next about Next: Sundance

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 12, 2013 3:30 PM
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Making a part of the Sundance Film Festival a part of the festival tapestry in L.A. is a natural “next” step, in line with festivals’ growth patterns worldwide.

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