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SUBMIT NOW: IFP and RYOT are launching the Next Generation 5G Storytelling Initiative

With Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), we’re thrilled to launch the Next Generation 5G Storytelling Initiative with RYOT and Verizon, which focuses on new storytelling forms developed exclusively for Verizon’s Ultra Wideband 5G network. The Next Generation 5G Storytelling Initiative seeks submissions from filmmakers and creators with a serious, innovative, and imaginative approach to new technology, to develop…

Submit Now: ESPN’s 30 for 30 Podcasts Story Workshop

Along with our colleagues at the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), we are thrilled to announce today a new strategic partnership with ESPN on a podcast pitching program, entitled the 30 for 30 Podcasts Story Workshop, for the popular sports storytelling series 30 for 30 Podcasts.   We are now accepting submissions for original audio story pitches, for…

WATCH: Podcast Pitch Night Recap. Plus, Our Winners!

  Our first annual Podcast Pitch Night was a smashing success! The evening was hosted by brilliant Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings from Gimlet Media’s buzziest new podcast, THE NOD. In addition to their hosting duties, Brittany and Eric took us through how THE NOD transformed from a rough pilot sketch to a polished, finished…

THE NOD’s Brittany Luse, Eric Eddings To Host Podcast Pitch Night. Plus, Our Five Selected Podcast Pitches!

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Hot off the presses: our first annual Podcast Pitch Night, taking place Thursday, November 30, will be hosted by brilliant Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings from Gimlet Media’s buzziest new podcast, THE NOD. Plus, we’ve selected the five podcasts for the evening’s pitch contest in front executives, producers, and writers from Acast, PRX, Gimlet Media,…

IFP Announces Conference Schedule For IFP Week 2017

Barry Jenkins, Julie Klausner, Adele Romanski, Cenk Uygur, The Key of Awesome

IFP, our parent organization, is proud to announce the upcoming slate of panels and talks taking place during IFP Week 2017. Among the highlights are talks featuring 2017 Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins in conversation with Filmmaker Magazine Editor-in-Chief Scott Macaulay, Sundance fellow Dee Rees discussing her new feature, Mudbound, and Julie Klausner, creator and star…

IFP Announces Feature Film Slate for IFP Week

IFP (Independent Filmmaker Project) announced its 2017 IFP Week feature film slate, highlighting over 110 narrative and documentary projects in development from over 15 countries. This follows the earlier announcement of 37 television, digital and web series in development that have also been selected for the annual event. Combined, over 145 projects will be presented…

IFP Announces Series Lineup to be Presented at 2017 IFP Week

Today the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) announced over 35 television, digital, web and app-based series to be presented at the 39th annual IFP Film Week, taking place September 17-21, 2017 in Brooklyn. The slate for IFP’s Project Forum includes both scripted and non-fiction series (limited, mini and full-season series) in all formats and genres. Presented…

Made in NY Fellowships – Call for Entries

MADE IN NY FELLOWSHIPS - To foster diversity in the media and entertainment industry

DEADLINE: Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 at 11:59 EST.   BACKGROUND: The Made in NY Media Center by IFP was developed through a unique partnership between Independent Filmmaker Project, The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and the New York City Economic Development Corporation. The Made in NY Media Center by IFP is where storytellers from multiple…

2016 Annual Report

Results that shape our city’s media landscape.

Now more than ever, the media and technology landscape of our city is creating vibrant opportunities. From new virtual reality worlds and crowdsourcing and content platforms, to interactive apps and comics that come with a cookie. We are proud to, not only be witness of this technological development, but to also be part of nurturing…

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