Organisers introduce IFP Direct Access & Meet the Decision Makers.

Adele Romanski

This year’s IFP Week (September 17-21) in Brooklyn is set to include public screenings, talks, meeings, and exhibitions focused on independent content for the big screen, small screen, and internet.

Anticipated highlights includes kick-off event Filmmaker Magazine Talks @ BRIC, when Moonlight director Barry Jenkins and producer Adele Romanski (pictured), Mudbound director Dee Rees, and the Safdie brothers are expected to take part in on-stage conversations.

The IFP Screen Forward Conference @ Made in NY Media Center by IFP comprises three days of conversations with storytellers and industry leaders, including Cenk Uygur, Julie Klausner, and Mark Douglas.

IFP Direct Access & Meet the Decision Makers @ Made in NY Media Center by IFP is new to IFP Week, and offers advice from industry leaders through small workshops on how to launch narrative features, documentaries, and serialised content.

The ‘Meet the Decision Makers’ track offers face-time with prominent companies such as Amazon Studios, A&E and Killer Films. 

IFP Labs Showcase @ The William Vale Hotel takes place on September 20 and is an free event open to the public that shows excerpts of new films before their festival premieres.

More than 20 titles from the emerging talent of the 2017 IFP Labs will be presented. Previous films shown include work by Dee Rees, David Lowery (A Ghost Story), Amy Seimetz (The Girlfriend Experience), and Tim Sutton (Dark Night).

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