Film london x bfi network south east producers lab. Part of film independents artist development, the producing lab is an intensive program designed to help filmmakers develop their skills as creative, independent producers. An intensive, weeklong program designed to help creative, independent producers develop their skills the producing lab helps further the careers of its fellows by introducing them to film professionals who can advise them on both the craft and business of independent producing. Ugftv alumna lizzie shapiro chosen for new film independent.
Film specific membership provides independent filmmakers with critical guidance, market insights and intelligence to build their careers, expand their opportunities and grow their reach. Writerdirectors are welcome to apply, as are directing teams, who may submit a single application. Rotterdam lab is a fiveday training workshop for emerging producers designed to provide the means to create and expand their international network and boost their confidence and skills to navigate the world of international finance, sales and distribution and markets. Film independentss producers lab now accepting submissions.
Elliot grove has worked on hundreds of lowbudget productions, teaches lotono budget filmmaking courses and runs the raindance film festival the largest independent film festival in europe. The yearlong fellowship program will include a new fiveday creative producing lab. If you are based in london, please apply via film londons eventbrite form. We want to work with you to tell canadian storiesour. Chicago independent producers lab full spectrum features.
Hamptons international film festival feature film prize, screenwriting award. Sloan foundation, which seeks to create and develop new scripts and films about science and. Feature film creative producing lab and fellowship application guidelines. Designed to increase the number of independent producers working in chicagoand to significantly deepen and broaden their professional networks and producing expertisethe chicago independent producers lab is a ninemonthlong program that shepherds producerdriven projects to production. After their collaboration on take out, tsou executiveproduced bakers third feature starlet. Women independent producers wip is a network of women producers that supports, collaborates, and promotes the work of its members. Named one of varietys 10 producers to watch and nominated for the piaget producers award at the 2016 film independent spirit awards, green was also a 2017 women at sundance fellow, creative advisor for the 2017 and 2018 film independent producing lab, and the fall 2016 allesee endowed chair in media professor at wayne state. Film independents artist development program offers free labs for selected writers, directors, producers and documentary filmmakers and presents yearround networking opportunities. Participating with a project theyre in the process of producing, the fourweek program is designed to help the filmmakers develop their skills as independent producers. Film independent also announces the recipient of the 6th annual sloan producers grant to casey fenton, who is participating in the producing lab with his feature film project unmanned. Please note this lab is open to producers only and is not suitable for directors or writers. The institutes annual producers awards, supported by amazon studios, recognize both fiction and nonfiction producers at the sundance film festivals producers lunch.
Indie producers directory project coordinator indie. Theyd been nominated for or won several oscars and who by any standard are considered to be highly successful. Six filmmakers selected for the 2018 film independent. In addition, attendees must be from london or the south east regions as defined by the bfi. A twophased project development and mentorship program for independent canadian producers prepping original narrative feature projects. Full spectrum, dcase present chi indie producers lab.
Taking place during the iffr pro days, from 25 to 29 january 2020, the 20th edition will consist of workshops, talks and networking sessions targeted at promising film professionals. Each producing lab fellow will be paired with an experienced creative advisor with whom theyll work to develop their project over the course of. Applicants must submit a work sample which should include a minimum of a polished trailer and scene selects, all the way up to a rough cut. This program is part of the chicago film offices independent film initiative ifi. The 2020 application deadline for this program has passed. The vertical lab sessions event gives the lab artists an opportunity to screen their work to a large audience of film professionals.
Film independent makes it a priority to champion and support independent producers and we are thrilled to welcome this exceptional group of visionary storytellers into the lab. Sloan foundation will award one participant of film independents producers lab the annual sloan producers grant. The creative producing program encompasses a yearround series of labs, fellowships, grants, and events focusing not only on nurturing the next generation of independent producers but also creating community and connection among producers dedicated to sustaining the vibrancy and vitality of independent film. How to find the right producer for your indie film indiewire. The producers lab is structured as a handson project accelerator. Projects do not need financing in place at the time of application. I arrived a mess of nerves, preoccupied with the overwhelming stresses and responsibilities that come with my role as executive producer and coowner of a small but growing commercial and branded content production company, public record. Join now engage and collaborate with experienced professionals who are in the trenches training and intelligence to keep you \u0003 in touch with the marketplace professional guidance at every. Ten emerging, independent producers from six southern states are selected to participate in the lab. The producers lab is structured as a handson project. Seven filmmakers selected for the 2019 film independent. Jul 14, 2019 all i hear is how terrible the challenges facing independent filmmakers are. To apply for the sloan episodic lab grant, apply to the episodic lab and provide a statement on how the project fulfills the mission of the alfred p. Film independent selects 2015 screenwriter lab participants.
It supports independent artists both domestically and internationally through the sundance documentary fund, the documentary composers laboratory and edit and story laboratory, panels at the filmmakers lodge at the sundance film festival and the sundance independent producers conference, and a variety of collaborative international documentary. The film has a 100% approval rating on rotten tomatoes. Alumna camila zavala 19 wins 2019 film independent. The screenwriting lab also helps to further the careers of its fellows by introducing them to film industry veterans who can offer guidance on both the craft and business of screenwriting. Film independent has announced the producers selected for its 16th annual producing lab. Applicants must be a lead producer of a narrative feature film and cannot be the director attached directors are welcome to attend alongside their producer. We help independent creators from around the world develop new projects, connect within the industry and champion. Producers apply with feature length narrative projects that they are in the process of producing. Southern film producers convene virtually amidst covid19. Coming back from the cannes film festival this spring i ran into two veteran british film producers, who between them had produced nigh on 60 features. Sloan foundation will award one participant of film independent s producers lab the annual sloan producers grant. Fiscal sponsorship, producing lab, project involve and the sloan distribution. The fellows will participate in a program set up to help develop their skills and further.
She serves as the creative advisor for the film independent producing lab, was the fall 2016 endowed chair in media professor at wayne state university in detroit, and holds a b. The lab is designed for narrative feature films only. The producing lab is open to any producer formally attached to a fulllength, fiction feature film with a completed script and director in place. The lab artists then enter a twoweek intensive period of mentoring, followed by a sixmonth part time mentoring period where. The lab provides filmmakers with oneonone support, funding, professional development workshops and networking opportunities. Designed to increase the number of independent producers working in chicagoand to significantly deepen and broaden their. Dec 16, 2019 recognizing producers as the creative entrepreneurs who make a thriving independent film industry possible, full spectrum features and the chicago department of cultural affairs and special events dcase have launched the chicago independent producers lab. She cowrote, codirected, and coproduced take out with sean baker, which was nominated for the john cassavetes award in the 2009 independent spirit awards. A nonprofit arts organization that champions the independent filmmaker. Sundance creative producing lab filmmaker magazine. We want your ideas, your creativity, your passion and your pitches. As a producer, you cant break up with your own project.
The film independent producing lab celebrates, supports and guides this dedication. Jul 29, 2014 mynette louie is the president of gamechanger films. A distinguished player herself, producer and president of gamechanger films mynette louie has not only compiled and shared a list of over 100 independent producers that have track records of getting behind successful indie films, but. The sundance creative producing lab was a transformative experience. Note that this is not meant to be a best list in fact, i dont know some of the producers on the list. Film independent has announced the seven producers who been chosen for its 19th annual producing lab. Participants will emerge from the program not only equipped to see their projects through production, but also through distribution and beyond. The film independent documentary lab accepts applications for nonfiction films or series that will be in late postproduction in the spring of 2019. Alumna camila zavala 19 wins 2019 film independent producers. Finding the right producer or any producer for that matter for your film can often mean the difference between seeing it blossom or wither away into obscurity. If you are based in london, please apply via film londons eventbrite form if you are based in the south east, please click here to apply via our web form the course is free but places must be booked in.
Oct 15, 2019 film independent has announced the seven producers who been chosen for its 19th annual producing lab. Each screenwriting fellow will be paired with a creative advisor, with whom theyll work oneonone and in lab sessions to further develop their project. Up to ten producers from across canada will be invited to participate in the wffs producers lab, which prepares canadian producers to rework, pitch, market and sell their creative content while also being immersed in business opportunities at the festival. Past films that received this grant include future weather, the man who knew infinity, and basmati blues.
Ifp supports diverse storytellers with inaugural audio story lab april 27, 2018 by april bethea uncategorized. Participating with a project theyre in the process of producing, the fourweek program is. Creative producers play such an integral role in the independent film. The 2020 southern producers lab, produced and presented by the new orleans film society, is a program designed to bring together 10 emerging, diverse producers from around the south for an intensive series of workshops, panels, oneonone mentoring sessions, and communitybuilding opportunities over the course of three convenings throughout the year. The focus of this lab is to foster filmasbusiness in chicago and to support those pursuing careers as producers so directors dont have to. Oct 30, 2019 recent alumna camila zavala 19 was selected as one of seven 2019 film independent producers lab fellows. His wealth of teaching and filmmaking experience combined with knowledge of the winning formulas that work is the basis of this book. Film independent filmmaker grants and awards emerging. Full spectrum features and the chicago department of cultural affairs and special events dcase recognize producers as the creative entrepreneurs who make a thriving independent film industry possible. Ifps guide to granting organizations independent filmmaker. Applicants must control the rights to the project with which they apply. All i hear is how terrible the challenges facing independent filmmakers are.
Discover vital insider tips on producing movies with a micro budget. An intensive, weeklong program designed to help creative, independent producers develop their skills. June 18, 2019 more information applications currently closed. Recognizing producers as the creative entrepreneurs who make a thriving independent film industry possible, full spectrum features and the chicago department of cultural affairs and special events dcase have launched the chicago independent producers lab designed to increase the number of independent producers working in chicago and to significantly deepen and broaden their. Recent alumna camila zavala 19 was selected as one of seven 2019 film independent producers lab fellows. Rotterdam lab is a fiveday talent development programme for emerging producers. Shihching tsou is a new york citybased awardwinning filmmaker. Covering both tried and true filmmaking techniques as well as insight on marketing, selling, and distributing your film, raindance producers lab, second edition is the ultimate independent filmmakers guide to producing movies. Sep 22, 2015 during the lab, fellows participate in individualized story sessions, are advised on the craft and business of screenwriting and are introduced to established screenwriters, producers and film. Producing lab is a weeklong intensive designed to help creative independent producers develop their skills.
Film independent unveils 2019 producing lab fellows deadline. In 2008 firelight expanded its mission and created the documentary lab, a flagship mentorship program that seeks out and develops emerging diverse filmmakers. Whistler film festival producers lab applications open. Film independent announces filmmakers selected for 2016. She is the winner of the 20 independent spirit piaget producers award. April 10, 2020 the new orleans film society nofs announced that its third annual southern producers lab, initially planned to take place inperson, will be held via virtual gatherings between april 15, 2020. The foundation also supports screenplay development programs at the sundance film institute, the tribeca film institute, the black list, sffilm, the athena film festival, and film independents producers lab and fast track program. Mynette louie is the president of gamechanger films. The directing lab is open to any director who is attached to an unproduced, featurelength narrative film with an eye toward production. Within a shifting landscape, independent producers continue to create exceptional work, said the institutes anne lai, director, creative producing and artist support. As producers, we sometimes feel unseen and unappreciated.146 155 811 318 875 761 531 1148 242 60 357 1519 541 425 1072 1478 889 558 1460 823 35 1233 41 174 1244 1503 8 332 742 1129 1496 196 1001 855 1476 1062 594 1015 1287 622 1090 467 1029 72 480 1091