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IFP’s Spotlight on Documentaries!

Friday, May 4th, 2012 by

The Independent Film Project (IFP) is a leading force in nurturing the independent film industry and the many individuals that help it thrive in the surplus and depravity of intake of non-mainstream film.  IFP is putting a spotlight on documentary films in their Spotlight on Documentaries taking submissions from today (May 4th, 2012) through May 25, 2012.  Here’s more about the event:

Who Can Apply

Filmmakers in production or post-production seeking financing partners, broadcast/distribution, and festival invitations.

Criteria & Selection Process

Spotlight on Documentaries is for feature-length (>50 minutes) U.S. projects in any stage of production, as long as some footage has been shot, and the film is not complete. The program accepts approximately 60 projects. Projects must submit compelling assembled material to be considered for this competitive program.

What to Expect Prior to Independent Film Week

Upon acceptance in mid-July, filmmakers receive guidelines for preparing for the week. IFP staff will schedule individual check-in calls with all selected projects during August to answer specific questions regarding preparations and goals for the week’s activities and meetings.

During Independent Film Week

* Pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with potential financing and distribution partners. All meetings are at attending buyers’ requests based on information provided in Spotlight on Documentaries Online Project Dossier.

* Presentation of a work sample pitch screening to attending filmmakers and buyers; inclusion of up to a 20-minute sample in the Online Project Dossier and on-site Industry Video Library.

* speed-dating meetings with festival programmers.

* Invitation to private doc social events with buyers and programmers.

* Access to Independent Filmmaker Conference programming, including workshops, case studies and conversations with cutting-edge leaders in independent film and media

Early Deadline: May 4th

Late Deadline: May 25th
Please read the guidelines thoroughly before applying.

For more information on the IFP Spotlight on Documentaries visit the full event page.

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