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IFP Film Week Announces Public Events, Including Chats With ‘Hamilton’ Cast, ‘High Maintenance’ Stars and More

This year's public programs run September 17-22 in Brooklyn.



IFP’s signature event, IFP Film Week, has expanded this year to include several events that are now open to the public, including screenings, talks, exhibitions and tours, all centered on cutting-edge independent content for the big screen, small screen and Internet. Many of these events, including chats with the cast of “Hamilton,” “Christine” and “High Maintenance,” will roll out as part of the IFP Screen Forward Conference.

“IFP has always had a reputation industry-wide as a place of discovery,” said IFP Executive Director Joana Vicente. “Now, with IFP Film Week in Brooklyn, we welcome all New York audiences to come and discover the new ideas, new artists, digital pioneers, and experience all our talented and diverse community has to offer.”

This year’s public programs run September 17-22 in and around IFP’s headquarters, Made in NY Media Center by IFP in DUMBO, Brooklyn.

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The IFP Screen Forward Conference will include the following events:

– Talks with some of the most interesting, innovative and outspoken storytellers today include Laura Poitras, Ezra Edelman, Amy Emmerich, Rose McGowan and Issa Rae.

– Behind the scenes chats with the cast and creators of: “Hamilton’s America,” “High Maintenance,” “Weiner,” “The Witch,” “Hello, My Name is Doris” and “Christine.”

– Immersive discussions with the creators like Catie Lazarus, Phoebe Robinson, Ingrid Jungermann, Chris Kelly and Choike Nassor.

– Spotlights on VR, AR and immersive storyline with Gabo Arora, Felix and Paul, Lance Weiler, Mike Woods and more.

– Discussions on the rise of short-form documentaries with VICE, Narratively and Great Big Story.

Ben Sinclair High Maintenance

“High Maintenance’

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– Designing participatory stories with Scatter and multi-sensory experiences with Meta.is;

– Cutting edge storytelling techniques for social media with Mighty Oak.

– Meet up at Meet the Decision Makers, the only open-to-the-public program where aspiring industry and creative aspirants can meet directly with leaders from over 40+ top film, television and digital companies including A&E, Amazon Studios, HBO, and more.

Exhibitions and experiences at the Media Center will take place throughout the week that are open to the public, include:

– Phi Centre’s VR Garden (Daily 10-5)

– United Nations VR @ IFP Film Week (Sunday 4-6p)



The Orchard

– The Art of Dying Young (Daily 10-5)

– Tactile and interactive exhibits by BRDG

– Digital Projection Mapping at the Archway throughout the week

Other IFP Film Week highlights include their Kick-Off Screening on September 17, the IFP Film Lab Showcase, IFP’s Future of Filmmaking at BRIC’s The Stoop and the IFP Screen Forward Lab Showcase.

For more information on all public programs and to purchase tickets to the IFP Screen Forward Conference, head over to their official website.

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