The Independent Filmmaker Project announced Wednesday that their 2020 IFP Week will be held virtually. As organizations continue to forgo in-person gatherings due to the ongoing pandemic, the IFP is the latest to move their 2020 event online.
The IFP works to support independent filmmakers and artists across all platforms and media through year-round programs. This year’s IFP Week will continue the same high level of education and support as previous years, presenting a variety of workshops and panels with creators, distributors, and financiers. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and collaborate with production companies, agents, and festival programmers. The week-long event is open to the public and will also include screenings and Q&As.
Jeffrey Sharp, IFP’s Executive Director said:
Given the ever-changing landscape of today’s world we have decided to host IFP Week virtually this year to provide a safe and creative vision for the event, while also providing an opportunity for us to expand our reach to creators, audiences, and the industry at large. We are beyond grateful to all of our sponsors and partners who continue to embrace the spirit of IFP and our mission of independent storytelling in launching this virtual edition of IFP Week with us.
This year, IFP Week will launch an audio hub to broaden support for audio storytelling. With the proliferation of podcasts, audio books, and other audio content, there is a growing need for a forum to help content artists, audiences, and executives.
The Independent Filmmakers Project has helped launch many notable and award-winning independent films including 2016 Best Picture winner “Moonlight,” and last year’s Best Documentary Feature, “American Factory.” In addition to IFP Week, they host the annual IFP Gotham Awards and publish Filmmaker Magazine.