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The Independent Filmmaker Project
) announced today the lineup for its largest annual event, Screen Forward: IFP Conference, which will run from September 20-25 at Lincoln Center in New York City. The program includes a wide selection of workshops, case studies and discussions with some of the biggest names and media organizations the creative community has to offer.
Some of the lineup’s highlights include industry talks with writer-comedians David Wain and Michael Ian Black ("Wet Hot American Summer"), Killer Films producer Christine Vachon ("Carol"), co-founder of @radical.media Jon Kamen, and president and co-founder of Sony Pictures Classics Michael Barker.
Additional events include "Who Needs the Boys Club?," a discussion on inequality in the entertainment industry featuring director Mary Harron ("American Psycho"), and case studies on two of the year’s biggest breakout hits, "It Follows" and "The Wolfpack." For more events in the program, such as the In Conversation Series, Blitz Presentations by emerging artists and more, check out the full program here.
"Screen Forward: IFP Conference is a prime opportunity for filmmakers to collaborate on ideas," said Joana Vicente, Executive Director of IFP. "It is the place where aspiring artists meet established filmmakers, where new discoveries are uncovered and seasoned experts learn from emerging talent, inspiring a more creative, more sustainable industry. It is a must-attend event for filmmakers or anyone interested in the art or business of filmed content."
Since 1980, the Independent Filmmaker Project has celebrated independent storytelling and fostered a community of artists by providing resources at all stages of development and distribution. Tickets are now available for the Conference on the IFP website