IFP Film Week Moving to Brooklyn

Joana Vicente

The event, which will run from Sept. 17 to 22, will be headquartered at the Made in NY Media Center By IFP.

IFP Film Week is moving to Brooklyn, where it will be headquartered at the Made in NY Media Center By IFP when the event takes place from Sept. 17 to 22.

Since it was founded as the Independent Feature Film Market in 1979, IFP Week has been held in downtown Manhattan. But IFP itself moved to Brooklyn in 2009, and in 2013, it founded the Made in NY Media Center in partnership with MOME and EDC.

This year’s programming will include a week of screenings, talks, meetings, exhibitions, and events centered on projects for both the big and small screen, as well as the Internet. As part of the changes, the IFP Project Forum will feature new work from both emerging and established narrative and documentary films and its No Borders and Documentary programs respectively as well as serialized content for TV, web and app-based platforms.

The upcoming edition of IFP Film Week will also include public sneak previews of upcoming films, docs and web and TV series for both industry and general audiences; daily showcases of episodic and VR/AR content; and an expansion of the IFP Lab Showcases, to introduce audiences to new projects.

“The film industry has changed,” IFP executive Director Joana Vicente said. “Serialized stories are on the rise and film and television are taking cues from one another. New platforms for storytelling are bursting into the media landscape every year. IFP Film Week is a bold guide in this new frontier, harnessing the energy and ideas of an ever-evolving community that has grown beyond the simple concept of filmmaking.”

 

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