IFP Independent Film Labs: Call for Entries

Open to first time feature directors in the later stage of narrative and documentary post-production, the Labs identify high quality, independent features that can benefit from the support and expertise of experienced film professionals. Led by seasoned independent producers, the Labs help independent filmmakers achieve the full potential of their material prior by providing feedback and advice.


A National Program Connecting Mentors and Projects
Before They Are Submitted to Festivals

Documentary Rough Cut Labs
May 6-9, 2008 NYC
Submission Deadline: March 7

Narrative Rough Cut Lab
June 10-13, 2008 NYC
Submission Deadline: April 11

For submissions criteria or to apply, log onto: http://www.ifp.org/labs

To read more about the IFP Independent Film Labs and its past participants visit:

Given the pivotal role that festivals play in launching emerging filmmakers, IFP designed its Rough Cut Labs to assist in tackling the creative and technical challenges of completing projects before they are submitted to festivals.

Led by seasoned independent producers Scott Macaulay (Raising Victor Vargas) and Gretchen McGowan (The Architect, Coffee and Cigarettes), the labs help independent filmmakers achieve the full potential of their material prior by providing four days of feedback and advice on the specific technical, creative and post-production issues such as editing, music selection and scoring, festival and press strategy, sales, marketing and distribution.

The program is open to all first-time, narrative & documentary feature filmmakers who have completed the majority of principal photography. As a commitment to diversity, IFP seeks to ensure that at least 50% of participating projects have an inclusive range of races, genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities and physical abilities in key creative positions.

Post-Labs, IFP continues to offer support through its year round programming asistance, offering guidance, promotional support, funding opportunities, screenings and showcases for Lab Alumni.