Now in its 14th year, No Borders is designed to connect US and international narrative projects at script stage with financiers and buyers.
Projects for the upcoming session include Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein's Allen Ginsberg biopic Howl starring James Franco, Mary-Louise Parker and David Duchovny; No Border's first fully animated project Khumba; Alan Cumming and Lukas Haas in Men, an adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's La Ronde; and the Alzheimer's drama Lou starring John Hurt.
'No Borders has become one of the great success stories of IFP's first 30 years,' IFP executive director Michelle Byrd said. 'Since 2004, when the programme became restricted to narrative projects, we've had 151 projects take part in a record-setting 1,688 financing meetings. The efficiency and impact of the programme has grown dramatically since inception.'
Projects that have benefited from No Borders include the upcoming Weinstein/Miramax release of Stephen Frears' Cheri, Courtney Hunt's current hot ticket Frozen River, Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden's Half Nelson, Joshua Marston's Maria Full Of Grace and Miranda July's Me And You And Everyone We Know.