Artists & Creators

Creatives get connected

Apply to the IFP Project Forum in beginning in March 2017.  And until then, attend IFP Film Week events, screenings, meet ups and Screen Forward Conference to stay connected. Applications are now closed for 2018. 

Get more information about IFP's artists and entrepreneurial programs.

Project Forum 

A meetings-driven forum connecting new narrative & documentary projects in development, production, or post to key industry execs interested in identifying projects for development, financing, or distribution.

A primary outcome for all artists is the facilitation of career-spanning relationships with potential financiers, theatrical & online content distributors & platforms, festival programmers, sales & talent agents, collaborators, & others. These invaluable relationships continue well beyond the 5 days of IFP Week.  140 projects are selected each year in the following sections:


no borders

The No Borders program offers both narrative feature filmmakers and series creators the opportunity to attend IFP Week and meet with various members of industry in an effort to help move their projects forward, broaden their networks, and find a level of career sustainability. The No Borders program consists of these specific sub-sections:

Narrative Feature Information
  – U.S. Features
  – International Features

Narrative Series Information
  – Short-Form (U.S. & International)
  – Long-Form (U.S. & International)

Spotlight on Documentaries

For emerging and established documentarians, this program connects 60+ work-in-progress non-fiction features and series with financiers, distributors, broadcasters, sales companies, and festival programmers.

Documentary Work in Progress Information
  – Documentary Works-in-Progress  (U.S. & International)



Industry & Influencers

IFP Week is the place where industry insiders discover new talent and projects – first:  September 15 – 20, 2018

early deadline: july 22

final dead

Featuring a curated selection of over 150 new feature, documentary, series and VR projects in development-post production from over 22 countries, it is a must attend event for financiers, distributors, producers, executives and festival programmers to access bold, original talent early.  As the oldest and only co-production market in the U.S., IFP curates over 5000 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. 


Why IFP Week?

IFP has played a vital role in launching the careers of now-established directors including 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 Behn Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild).   This year marks the 40th anniversary of IFP Week. Be sure to stay tuned for the special events we have planned to mark this special occasion.

Meeting Criteria

Select Industry accessing IFP’s Project Forum meetings with talent are identified as only those companies that can actively produce, acquire, sell, distribute, or finance projects; established literary, TV, digital or talent agents or managers; or can otherwise meaningfully further the projects.  For information on IFP Week 2017 alumni and projects, click here.