Jeffrey Sharp

Source: Michael Benabib

Jeffrey Sharp

Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) brass said on Wednesday (May 27) the 2020 IFP Week will run as on online event from September 20-25.

The event, reconfigured to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic, will host the Project Forum co-production market for narrative fiction and non-fiction features and series in the US, as well as conferences, panels and workshops.

There will also be an inaugural audio hub presenting a project forum for podcasts and audio content with pitch opportunities in one-on-one meetings and to a virtual audience of buyers.

A virtual multi-day conference of panels and workshops open to the public will address topics impacting film and episodic content, as well as screenings, Q&As, and community-focused experiences.

“Given the ever-changing landscape of today’s world we have decided to host IFP Week virtually this year to provide a safe and creative vision for the event, while also providing an opportunity for us to expand our reach to creators, audiences and the industry at large,” said IFP executive director Jeffrey Sharp. “We are beyond grateful to all of our sponsors and partners who continue to embrace the spirit of IFP and our mission of independent storytelling in launching this virtual edition of IFP Week with us.”

In recent years IFP Week has helped launch projects including upcoming award season documentary contender Crip Camp, Moonlight, American Factory, The Witch, Monos, and Love, Gilda.

Additional information will be announced in the coming weeks here.