This free, year-long mentoring fellowship supports ten narrative projects each year, providing them with the technical, creative and strategic tools necessary to launch their films – and their careers.
If you're a first-time narrative feature director with a project in assembly, rough or fine cut, this is the program to help you get your film into shape.
Beginning with the five-day intensive in New York (June 7-11), selected projects gain editorial feedback, assess strategic partnerships & marketing opportunities, and evaluate their options for maximizing the reach of their film via festivals, traditional theatrical roll-outs or through innovative, DIY distribution methods. Filmmakers also meet with cutting-edge technologists to build their brands, as well as explore the myriad of modern web and promotional tools necessary to build engaged audiences for their projects.
The year following the Narrative Lab includes continued mentorship, collaborating on a distribution strategy specific to your film, and participation in IFP's Independent Film Week: Emerging Narrative program.
Past Narrative Lab Alumni have premiered at Slamdance (The Guatemalan Handshake; The New Year Parade), Sundance (The Imperialists Are Still Alive!; Half-Life), SXSW (Jumping Off Bridges; Older Than America; Rainbow Around the Sun; Sorry, Thanks; St. Nick; The Wedding Bros.; Woodpecker), Toronto (The Real Shaolin), and Venice (Zero Bridge).
Deadline for Narrative works-in-progress just extended to April 2!
More info and applications at http://Labs.ifp.org