IFP Film Festival- No Borders (U.S. Submissions)
U.S. Producers Deadline: May 4th
The oldest and most prominent co-production market in the U.S. for narrative projects. Focusing on the discovery of 45 new projects in development represented by established producers, the program is open to established American and International Producers who have scripts with 20% financing in place. Participants are selected on artistic merit and marketplace exposure.
No Borders Is:
Once selected, IFP provides producers with professional pitching and industry consultation prior to participation. Throughout Film Week, participants will take part in one-to-one meetings with top industry leaders including financiers, distributors, U.S. and international sales agents, and top festival programmers.
Who Can Apply:
U.S. based producers with partial financing on a new, feature-length script seeking funders, partners, sales agents, and additional financiers to go into production. Internationally-based producers can only apply through the No Borders International Partners.
The No Borders Partners:
International producers can only apply through one of IFP’s No Borders Partners. Program partners include established funding bodies (Telefilm Canada, Screen Australia, New Zealand Film Commission, South Africa’s National Film and Video Foundation, and the Israel Film Fund) and support organizations (CineMart, ACE, Berlin Co-Production Market, India’s Film Bazaar, Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum, Turkey’s Meetings on the Bridge, and Sundance Institute).
Participants Will Have Access To:
* Roundtable discussions, workshops and master classes with industry experts.
* Networking opportunities, including invitations to “Sneak Preview” Screenings
* Access to Independent Filmmaker Conference programming, including workshops, case studies and conversations with cutting-edge leaders in independent film and media.
Co-Production Alumni Include:
Behn Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild, Ry Russo-Young’s Nobody Walks, Mukunda Michael Duwil’s Vehicle 19, Olivia Silver’s Arcadia, Denis Villeneuve’s Incendies, Todd Rohal’s Nature Calls, Ryan O’Nan’s The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best, Rashaad Ernesto Green’s Gun Hill Road, So Young Kim’s Treeless Mountain, Jalmari Helander’s Rare Exports, Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s Howl, and Sophie Barthes’ Cold Souls.
Select Industry Attendees:
Agents & Sales Agents: CAA, Cat&Docs, Cinetic Media, Celluloid Dreams, E1 Entertainment, The Film Sales Company, Films Transit, Fortissimo, The Gersh Agency, ICM, Louise Rosen, Ltd., Match Factory GmbH, MK2, Rezo, Ro*Co Films International, Submarine Entertainment, UTA, WME, Untitled Entertainment, Visit Films, Wild Bunch
Distributors: Arthouse Films, Cinema Guild, EPIX, Focus Features, IFC Entertainment, Indiepix Films, Magnolia Pictures, Roadside Attractions, Samuel Goldwyn Films, Seventh Art Releasing, Showtime, Sony Pictures Classics, Spike TV, Strand Releasing, Variance Films, The Weinstein Company
Financiers & Funders: Chicken & Egg Pictures, Cinereach, The Fledgling Fund, IM Global, Impact Partners, Naked Edge Films
Production Companies: Andrew Lauren Productions, ATO Pictures, Belladonna, Big Beach Films, Cine Mosaic, Crossroads Films, Curious Pictures, Duly Noted, Elixir Films, FilmNation Entertainment, Goldcrest, Greyshack Films, The Group Entertainment, Hunting Lane, Insurgent Media, Journeyman Films, Killer Films, Lee Daniels Entertainment, Likely Story, Motto Pictures, Original Media, Participant Productions, Passion Pictures, Protozoa, Reason Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions, Scout Productions, Sidetrack Films, Sidney Kimmel, The 7th Floor, Tribeca Productions, Entertainment, Washington Square Films
For more information, please visit http://www.ifp.org.