Independent Filmmaker Project Announces Project Forum Slate

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The forum, which runs from Sept. 20-25 in New York, includes 140 projects.

The Independent Filmmaker Project has selected 140 projects, announced on Wednesday, for its Project Forum at the IFP Independent Film Week, which runs from Sept. 20-25, 2015 at Lincoln Center in New York City. 

Under the leadership of deputy director/head of programming Amy Dotson and senior director of programming Milton Tabbot, IFP Project Forum is a meetings-driven forum connecting filmmakers who have new narrative and documentary projects in development, production or postproduction with key industry executives interested in identifying projects with which to become involved at the development, financing or distribution stages.

Filmmakers involved include Andrew Haigh (Weekend)Sophie Barthes (Madame Bovary) and Saschka Unseld (The Blue Umbrella), as well as new, high-profile projects from the producers of recent indie films like A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Bachelorette, Cantiflas, Cold in July, Land Ho!, Love is Strange and May in Summer.

"We are thrilled to present such a dynamic slate representing artists in film and new media from around the globe. These artists are really pushing the boundaries of storytelling, not only through their narratives, but also in matching content to distribution in exciting new ways,” said Joana Vicente, IFP’s executive director. “IFP has had a long-standing history of supporting diverse voices, and this year we have more than 50 percent of our projects coming from female directors.”  

IFP’s Project Forum is made up of several sections: RBC’s Emerging Storytellers program, No Borders International Co-Production Market and Spotlight on Documentaries.

The complete slate can be found here.