Thursday, July 22, 2010

IFP Announces New Partnerships and Opportunities for Producers

IFP is thrilled to announce two new partnerships - one in South America and one in South Asia - which will help our community to continue to expand their networks in the international marketplace.

First, through our partnership with Latin American Training Center, IFP will select up to five American independent producers to participate in their Rio International Festival Producer’s Panel September 23-28, 2010 .

The Rio International Film Festival’s Producer’s Panel is a week-long program which runs concurrently with the Rio International Film Festival. Conceived to boost international co-productions and encourage production in Latin America, the fellowship with LATC will be offering many formal and informal networking opportunities throughout the week to assist producers in finding partners for their projects and expanding their international contacts.

Open to emerging and established producers, the Fellowship will cover the cost of full program registration fees for the selected producers, but participants must cover their own travel and lodging to attend.

Qualifications: Applicants should have at least one feature-film producing credit and be a current IFP member. Applicants should clearly state why they are interested in participating by citing either a history of Latin American co-production experience OR current projects in their slate that require Latin American and/or Spanish Language co-production partners. Documentary and Narrative producers are welcome.

In addition, the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) India, will select an American independent filmmaker and/or producer to participate in the Film Bazaar November 23-26, 2010. The Film Bazaar is a four-day market held alongside the International Film Festival of India in Goa. It is a South Asian sales and distribution platform to facilitate greater collaborations between the Indian and international film industries for distribution and production.

The Fellowship will cover the cost of full program registration fees for the selected writer/director and/or producer, as well as travel and accommodations.

Qualifications: All filmmaker or producer applicants should be a current IFP member and have fiction projects that deal with Indian/South Asian subject matter; filmmakers who are part of the Indian diaspora are given preference. Scripts should be current, with WGA registration between September 2009-2010.

Those interested in consideration for the program should apply with a one-page letter of interest describing the project(s) that would be presented and a resume to Amy Dotson, Deputy Director, IFP, at by Thursday, August 5th.

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