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68 Jay Street Room 425 
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Tel: 212-465-8200

Fax: 212-465-8525

Email: labs@ifp.org

Website: www.ifp.org


The Independent Filmmaker Labs

IFP’s unique year-long mentorship program supporting first-time feature directors when they need it most:  through the completion, marketing and distribution of their films.  Focusing exclusively on low-budget features (<$1million), this highly immersive program provides filmmakers with the technical, creative and strategic tools necessary to launch their films – and their careers. Through the Labs, IFP works to ensure that talented emerging voices receive the support, resources, and industry exposure necessary to reach audiences. Open to all first time feature doc and narrative directors in post-production.

Support Provided

Skills for polishing your film from experts on editing, post-production, marketing, audience building & exhibition strategies.


Documentary: May 14-18, 2012  

Narrative: June 11-15, 2012

IFP Minnesota 

IFP Minnesota Center for Media Arts

2446 University Ave., Ste. 100

St. Paul, MN 55114


Tel: 651-644-1912 x106

Fax: 651-644-5708


Email: word@ifpmn.org

Email: llippold@ifpmn.org


Website: www.ifpmn.org

The McKnight Artist Fellowships for Screenwriters and Filmmakers


Fellowships that recognize Minnesota artists for talent in writing and directing for the screen. Writers are required to submit one feature-length screenplay. Directors are required to submit two work samples in feature or short length in any of the genres of narrative, documentary, experimental, or animation.

Support Provided

Professional encouragement and industry recognition. Winners receive $25,000 prize. 



February 29, 2012


MNTV Program



MNTV showcases the finest films and videos produced in the state over the past two years. If your film is selected, MNTV is a three part series of shorts made by Minnesota filmmakers and aired on Twin Cities Public Television, to provide a venue for artists who create short-form work, and to nurture an audience for this work.


Support Provided

A licensing fee for broadcast ranging from $500 to $1,000 will be paid to the artist. 



Check the website for deadlines.

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