Thursday, July 30, 2009

Purchase a Pass to the Independent Filmmaker Conference

Independent Filmmaker Conference

September 19 – 23, 2009, New York City

IFP’s Independent Filmmaker Conference is the must-attend event for film and media professionals to learn how today’s creative choices and business decisions are impacting tomorrow’s artists, industry and audiences. Taking place during Independent Film Week, the Conference will include advice from pioneering independent filmmakers and insights from esteemed industry leaders.

Panelists and Keynotes to be announced soon!

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About the Independent Filmmaker Conference and IFP

About IFP's Independent Filmmaker Conference

Running concurrently with the 31st Independent Film Week (formerly IFP Market), the Conference addresses creative initiatives, critical technology, current issues, and global marketplace trends through diverse panel discussions, case studies, and keynotes. The Conference is a must-attend social networking opportunity for creative professionals wanting access to the discussion on filmmaking in the current landscape – and where it’s heading next.

About IFP

After debuting with a program in the 1979 New York Film Festival, the nonprofit IFP has evolved into the nation's oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, and also the premier advocate for them. Since its start, IFP has supported the production of 7,000 films and provided resources to more than 20,000 filmmakers' voices that otherwise might not have been heard. IFP believes that independent films broaden the palette of cinema, seeding the global culture with new ideas, kindling awareness, and fostering activism.

Currently, IFP represent a network of 10,000 filmmakers in New York City and around the world. Through its workshops, seminars, conferences, mentorships, and Filmmaker Magazine, IFP schools its members in the art, technology, and business of independent filmmaking (there are special programs to promote racial, ethnic, religious, ideological, gender, and sexual diversity). IFP builds audiences by hosting screenings, often in collaboration with other cultural institutions and also bestows the Gotham Independent Film Awards™, the first honors of the film awards season. When all is said and done, IFP fosters the development of 350 feature and documentary films each year.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Welcome to the 5th Annual Independent Filmmaker Conference!

Now more than ever, independent filmmakers are being forced to rethink the experience of making, marketing and exhibiting their work. From the development of a new script to completing post-production; from weighing options on festival strategy to navigating sales and distribution options; from marketing their latest work to strategizing their next career move, the creative and commercial choices available to filmmakers are truly dizzying.

IFP is the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit of independent filmmakers. We are proud to present the 5th annual Independent Filmmaker Conference, a vibrant space for first-time-filmmakers and seasoned industry pros to address and evaluate new opportunities. Through forward-thinking discussions, innovative case studies, and cutting-edge content, the Conference’s esteemed speakers will spend five days exploring the ever-shifting landscape within the art and business of filmmaking.

The Conference aims to open up a dynamic dialogue amongst the film, media and creative community – as well as the general public – to discuss how artistic choices and business decisions impact artists, industry and audiences alike and shape the future of independent film and media-making.

We look forward to seeing you there and encourage all audience members – from the aspiring artist to the veteran film professional - to join in the discussion and share new ideas in this important dialogue.