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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…

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…

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…

2018 Made in NY Fellowships – Call For Entries

Made in NY Fellowships - To foster diversity in the media and entertainment industry. DEADLINE: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 11:59 EST

OPPORTUNITY: The Made in NY Media Center by IFP has partnered up with The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for its third year of the Made in NY Fellowship program, a program that seeks to foster a diverse media industry, one in which different experiences, perspectives, and cultures are valued. Ten (10) one-year Made in NY…

French-American Creative Lab 2017: Film and Media Startup Spotlight

FireFly Cinema and IMATAG offer new technology of interest to filmmakers and photographers.

What comes to mind when you think of France? Whether Bordeaux and brie or Godard and Foucault come to mind, be prepared to add a whole lot more tech to your list. This fall, eight French startups will participate in the third session of the French-American Creative Lab, taking place from November 6 to 15, 2017…

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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