IFP Week is the place where industry insiders discover new talent and projects – first.

Industry registration opens in June 2019.

2019 IFP WEEK: September 15-20


New Projects & Talent Discovery

Featuring a curated selection of over 150 new feature, documentary, series, and audio projects in development through post production from 16 countries, IFP Week is a must attend event for financiers, distributors, producers, executives and festival programmers to access bold, original talent early. As the only international co-production market for stories on all platforms, IFP curates over 5,000 customized meetings for executives during IFP Week at its Project Forum. Additional opportunities for discovery occur at Lab Showcase Screenings, SAGIndie Reading Series and more. 

This year marks the 40th anniversary of IFP Week. As we celebrate this important milestone, we are excited to host a large number of special engagements with longstanding creative and industry partners throughout the week. We will be updating the site with additional information about our programs and special events in the weeks to come. 



After debuting with a program in 1979 New York Film Festival, the nonprofit IFP has evolved into the nation’s oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, and also the premiere 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 might not otherwise have been heard. IFP fosters the development of 350 new feature and documentary films each year through its Project Forum of Independent Film Week, Independent Filmmaker Labs and projects in its fiscal sponsorship program.

IFP has played a vital role in launching the careers of now-established directors including Boots Riley (Sorry to Bother You), Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine), Moira Demos & Laura Ricciardi (Making a Murderer), Robert Eggers (The Witch), Ciro Guerra (Embrace of the Serpent), Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), David Lowery (A Ghost Story), Laura Poitras (Citizenfour), Dee Rees (Mudbound), Denis Villeneuve (Sicario), Roger Ross Williams (Life, Animated), and Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild).


Project Forum Meeting Criteria

Only eligible industry members can participate in Project Forum meetings with talent. To be considered an eligible industry member, you must fit one of the following criteria:

  • Companies that can actively produce, acquire, sell, distribute, or finance projects

  • Established literary, TV, digital, or talent agents or managers

  • Another entity that can demonstrably and meaningfully further the projects

For information on IFP Week 2018 participants and projects, click here.