Announcements

IFP Announces Public Programming for 41st Annual IFP Week

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), announced today its public program during the 41st IFP Week, including a series of over 40 panel conversations, informative workshops and screenings.
IFP Week 2019 Public Programming

Guest Speakers Include Joe Berlinger, Jon M. Chu, Todd Douglas Miller, Tyler Mitchell, Rachel Lears, Kasi Lemmons, Ira Sachs, E. Chai Vasarhelyi, Michael H. Weber, Alice Wu and more Special Screening of Amazon Studios’ THE REPORT and Conversation with Writer/Director Scott Z. Burns IFP Week to Run September 15 – 19 NEW YORK, August 19th…

Calling All Immersive Creators: Submit to VR/AR Pitch Night 2019!

Impress key decision-makers in the world of VR, AR, and immersive filmmaking, and take your project to the next level with our fourth annual VR/AR Pitch Night!

Reality check: we’re hosting our fourth annual VR/AR Pitch Night on Thursday, March 28 and we’re looking for the best indie immersive projects! (And we’ve added “augmented reality”/”AR” to the title, to keep up with the times.) Have a virtual reality, augmented reality, and/or immersive project that you think everyone should know about? Then read all about the…

IFP & RYOT Announce Grant & Recipients for Next Generation 5G Storytelling Initiative

The Independent Filmmaker Project (“IFP”), the nation’s premier member organization of independent filmmakers and storytellers, and RYOT, a premium entertainment studio owned by Verizon, announced the three recipients for a $10,000 grant and nine-week RYOT residency for their Next Generation 5G Storytelling Initiative. Starting in February, they will develop and produce their three immersive projects…

Made in NY Media Center Announces Winter Cohort 2019

The Made in NY Fellowship, a partnership between The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) and the Made in NY Media Center by IFP, is a six-month fellowship program aimed at supporting new voices in media and creative technology from a wide range of backgrounds.

The Made in NY Fellowship, a partnership between The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) and the Made in NY Media Center by IFP, is a six-month fellowship program aimed at supporting new voices in media and creative technology from a wide range of backgrounds. Six new Made in NY Fellowships were awarded to…

2nd Annual Podcast Pitch Night: Submit Your Project

Impress key decision-makers in the world of podcasting, and take your podcast production and storytelling to the next level with Podcast Pitch Night! Application deadline: December 2 @ 11.59pm
Podcast Pitch Night

After the runaway success of last year’s event, and the first stellar year of NYC’s first Podcast Certificate Program with the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment under our belt (apply today for winter 2019!), we’re excited to host our second annual Podcast Pitch Night! Have a DIY podcasts that you think everyone should know about? Then…

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…

Game Pitch Night: Submit Your Project

Impress key decision-makers in the world of gaming, and take your project to the next level with our first-ever Game Pitch Night!

You better be in it to win it: based on the success of our first Podcast Pitch Night (Nov ’17) and our third edition of VR Pitch Night (Mar ’18), we’re thrilled to announce our first annual Game Pitch Night on Thursday, August 23! Have a game project that you think everyone should know about? Then read…

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…

VR Pitch Night: Submit Your Project

Impress key decision-makers in the world of VR, AR, and immersive filmmaking, and take your project to the next level with our third annual VR Pitch Night!

Hold onto your headsets: we’re excited to host our THIRD annual VR Pitch Night on Thursday, March 22! Have a virtual reality, augmented reality, and/or immersive project that you think everyone should know about? Then read all about the contest and apply below to the VR Pitch Contest. DEADLINE: We are no longer accepting submissions. CONTEST DETAILS…

Turn your side gig into your only gig: Creative to Founder Lab, Winter 2018

CREATIVE TO FOUNDER: ideal for freelancers, recent graduates, and other creatives looking to make a career change/pivot into starting their own media/tech business.

Creative to Founder Lab is our creative entrepreneurship bootcamp designed to empower creatives to transform their start-up idea into a reality. Over the 8-week program, Creative to Founder supports you through your entrepreneurial journey by helping you focus your “blue sky” ideas, define your vision and strategy, create a sustainable business model, and begin sharing and…

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