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IFC Films Celebrates ’20 Years Of Independence’

IFC Films is celebrating 20 years of independent film with a retrospective video of its beloved catalog through the years.

Created in 2000, IFC Entertainment brands itself in bringing the best of international and independent cinema to the largest audience. IFC Films distributes many features through its model of dual theater and VOD platform releases.

Since 2006, they are noted as the first indie distributor to debut films onto both theatrical and cable VOD simultaneously. They also stream movies on accessible platforms, including iTunes, Playstation, X-Box, Amazon, Hulu, etc.

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Their collection spans romantic comedies like “Sleeping With Other People” to acclaimed LGBTQ+ dramas like “Weekend” and David France’s documentary, “How to Survive a Plague.” Cannes award-winning films under the IFC Films and Sundance Selects banners to include “Dheepan,” “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” “Fish Tank,” and “Certified Copy.” Esteemed erotic thrillers under the distributor include “The Duke of Burgundy,” “The Taste of Money,” and “24 Exposures.”

Some of their notable releases over the years include Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood,” Alfonso Cuarón’s “Y Tu Mamá También,” Lars von Trier’s “Antichrist” and Cristian Mungiu’s “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days.”

In recent times, IFC has progressed and endured the ever-changing landscape of the film market with respectable patience and integral expansion. In 2019, they launched IFC Films Unlimited, a video-on-demand subscription that entails access to its catalog across IFC Films, Sundance Selects, and genre label IFC Midnight.

“Y Tu Mama Tambien”

The IFC Midnight banner, a collection of genre entertainment and horrors, includes “Greener Grass,” “The Human Centipede,” and Jennifer Kent’s award-winning “The Babadook.” They also distributed Kent’s horrific and acclaimed follow-up, “The Nightingale,” which won Best Film at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards in 2019.

Current IFC features include “Premature,” “The Other Lamb,” “Disappearance at Clifton Hill,” and “Swallow.” Upcoming titles on the slate include “The Nest,” “Babyteeth,” “How to Build a Girl,” “The Truth,” and “Relic.” The distributor has also acquired “Tesla,” starring Ethan Hawke as well as the directorial debut from Egor Abramenko, “Sputnik.”

What do you think of IFC Films celebrating two decades of independent cinema? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Written by Jessica Peña

Jessica Peña studied journalism at Volunteer State Community College before she began writing about film on a personal blog that sprouted from an electronic media course. She is now a film journalist for Awards Circuit, as well as a content editor and writer for the UK-based site JumpCut Online. She also loves the Child's Play/Chucky franchise with no end in sight.

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