IFP has announced today that after 37 years in
Manhattan, their signature event, IFP Film Week, is moving across the river to
Brooklyn. This year, the event will set up shop in DUMBO, all anchored around the Made in NY Media Center By IFP. The annual event is still the only international co-production market for film (and, as the event has grown, it now includes television, web-based and VR projects) in the United States.
Of the news, IFP Executive Director Joana Vicente commented, “The film industry has changed. Serialized stories are on the rise and film
and television are taking cues from one another. New platforms for storytelling
are bursting into the media landscape every year. IFP Film Week is a bold guide
in this new frontier, harnessing the energy and ideas of an ever-evolving
community that has grown beyond the simple concept of filmmaking.”
IFP made their move to Brooklyn in 2009, with their Made in NY Media Center opening its doors in 2013. Per an official press release, as part of this new move, “they will expand
public offerings, paying increased attention to the fast growing areas of web-based, episodic and interactive content. More
than 30+ curated narrative and non-fiction web series, episodes, interactive
and app based serialized works will be introduced to both the industry and
general public at this year’s Film Week.”
talks, meet ups, exhibitions, and events centered on cutting edge creative
content for the big screen, the small screen, the Internet and beyond.” Those offerings include more projects in the IFP Project Forum, the four-day Screen Forward Conference and more public offerings, like sneak previews.
The 2016 IFP Independent Film Week
will take place September 17 – 22.