Last week I had the pleasure of attending the South By Southwest Film Conference in Austin, TX. It was a great time (films, filmmakers, and the Alamo Drafthouse, need I say more?). Among the fantastic industry folks I met there was Rose Vincelli, Program Manager at Independent Filmmaker Project.
As it turns out, three of our touring films–What’s Organic About Organic?, Fambul Tok, and Blast! are alumni of IFP.
IFP offers all sorts of amazing resources for filmmakers, including Independent Filmmaker Labs.
From their website:
IFP’s unique year-long mentorship program supports first-time feature directors when they need it most: through the completion, marketing and distribution of their films. Focusing exclusively on low-budget features (<$1million), this highly immersive program provides filmmakers with the technical, creative and strategic tools necessary to launch their films – and their careers.
Through the Labs, IFP works to ensure that talented emerging voices receive the support, resources, and industry exposure necessary to reach audiences. Open to all first time feature documentary and narrative directors with films in post-production.
More info here.
Deadlines for application:
Documentary: March 9, 2012 (notified April 10) [Yes, this has passed, but it looks like they will consider additional doc submissions on a case-by-case basis. To be eligible, you must have a full rough cut (beginning, middle, & end).]
Narrative: April 6, 2012 (notified May 7)
Click here to apply.
If your work isn’t quite ready for the labs, consider submitting to Independent Film Week (deadlines in May).