Deadline Approaching: IFP's Independent Filmmaker Labs

IFP's Independent Filmmaker Labs are a year-long fellowship supporting independent filmmakers when they need it most: through the completion, marketing, and distribution of their first features. The Labs provide community, mentorship, and film-specific strategies to help filmmakers reach their artistic goals, support the film’s launch, and maximize exposure in the global marketplace. Drawing from a national candidate pool, 20 projects (10 documentaries and 10 narratives) are selected.

Recent Lab projects include current Sundance premieres Blue Caprice directed by Alexandre Moors and Stacie Passon's Concussion (just acquired by RADiUS-TWC); Penny Lane and Brian L. Frye's Our Nixon and Visra Vichit-Vakadan's Karaoke Girl, both upcoming at Rotterdam; Alex Meillier and Tanya Ager Mellier's Alias Ruby Blade, recently premiered at IDFA; as well as earlier Lab alums such as Dee Rees' Pariah (Focus Features), Lucy Mulloy's Una Noche (Sundance Selects), Ryan O’Nan's Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best (Oscilloscope); Michael Collins' Give Up Tomorrow (POV); and Terence Nance's An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (Variance Films).

Lab submission is open to all first time narrative feature directors with films in post-production. As part of IFP's ongoing commitment to diversity, the Independent Filmmaker Labs seeks to ensure that at least half of the participating projects have an inclusive range of races, genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities, and physical abilities in key creative positions.

Upcoming deadline for the 2013 Labs: April 5 (Narrative)
For more info and to apply, click here.